Islamabad 24 March: On the instructions of Prime Minister of Pakistan, syed Yousuf Raza Gillani, to express solidarity and share the grief of the People and Government of Japan in wake of the devastating tsunami, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) dispatched two C-130 aircrafts toady carrying 24 metric tons of urgently needed food items to Japan. The humanitarian cargo included 13.5 tons of High Energy Biscuits, 9 tons (7200 liters) of Milk and 1.5 tons (500 bottles) of clean Drinking Water. The Acting Chairman NDMA Brig. Sajid Naeem and Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan, H.E Chihiro Atsumi sent off the shipment.
On behalf of the Government and People of Pakistan, Acting Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Brig. Sajid Naeem expressed grief on the over whelming loss to life and property due to the quake triggered tsunami and said that the people of Pakistan stand by their Japanese brethren in this hour of need. The Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan, H.E Chihiro Atsumi thanked the Government and People of Pakistan for the expression of humanitarian concern in these difficult times.