Emergency Cyclone Relief (Provision of Supplies) to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (report #2)

News and Press Release
Originally published
The following is a report on the arrival of emergency supplies in Pakistan. The supplies were approved for shipment on May 26 (Wed).

1. Arrival of the supplies in Pakistan

The supplies were shipped to Mozambique according to the following schedule:
(from the JICA warehouse in Singapore)

  • May 28 (Fri) 5:45 pm Departed Singapore aboard flight TG412
    " 7:05 pm Arrived in Bangkok
  • May 29 (Sat) 7:15 pm Departed Bangkok aboard flight TG501
    " 10:15 pm Arrived in Karachi
(portion procured from UNICEF)
  • May 29 (Sat) 3:00 pm Departed Copenhagen aboard flight PK740
  • May 30 (Sun) 9:00 am Arrived in Karachi
2. Presentation of the Emergency Supplies

The emergency supplies were transferred from the Japanese side to the Pakistani side at a presentation ceremony held at 7:45 am on May 30 (Sun) at the Karachi airport. The ceremony was attended by Consul General Dekiba from the Japanese Consulate General in Karachi Pakistan and Consul Itoh from the Japanese side, and the governor of Sindh Province, the province deputy governor, vice director of the Department of Provincial Affairs, the chief of the provincial police department, the chairman of the Emergency Aid Committee, and other concerned officials from the Pakistan side. During the ceremony, Consul General Dekiba presented the governor of Sindh Province with an inventory of the supplies. The ceremony was covered by television stations and other media organizations.

3. Expression of Gratitude from the Pakistani Government

During the ceremony, the governor of Sindh Province stated his deep appreciation for the provision of the supplies. Also, immediately following the ceremony, the minister of Punjab (the younger brother of Prime Minister Sharif), arrived at the airport on his way to view the affected area. After being told by the Sindh governor of the aid from Japan, the minister also expressed his gratitude to the Japanese side.

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