ISLAMABAD   -  Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in collaboration with China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) has initiated the ‘Panda Pack’ distribution project, and under this initiative 27,000 school bags will be distributed among students of government-run schools in the different districts across Pakistan.

A ceremony will be held in Islamabad in coming days to start distribution of 27,000 Panda Packs in government-run schools of federal capital Islamabad, Tharparker, Charsada, Dir, Narowal, Bahawalpur, Zhob, Gwadar and Gilgit Baltistan.

In his statement, PRCS Chairman Abrar ul Haq said the economic cooperation between Pakistan and China is fast turning into people-to-people collaboration, adding that the distribution of thousands of Panda Packs by PRCS in collaboration with CFPA is a proof of the growing multi-faceted relations between the two countries.

Abrar ul Haq said around 62 per cent population of Pakistan lives in rural areas, where educational facilities are not up to the mark. He said distribution of school bags among rural students in different districts, is a highly welcomed initiative. Apart from stationary, lunch box, geometry box, practical books for exercises are being provided in Panda Pack for the benefit of children in rural areas and full implementation of Covid19 SoPs will be ensured during the distribution process. 

“Panda Packs are not just school bags but a ‘package of love’ by China for the people of Pakistan,” he added.