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Pakistani officials, citizens laud achievements of UAE Assistance Programme for Pakistan

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WAM Swat, Pakistan, 28th Jan. 2012 (WAM) -- Celebrating its first anniversary, UAE Assistance Programme for Pakistan, has raised the UAE flag in 124 towns and villages in Pakistan, bringing the smile and relief to hundreds of thousands of those affected by earthquakes and floods.

Through its diverse projects in basic services of health, education, water, roads and bridges, the initiative has really eased the suffering of those people, making life more easier for them.

The Programme, a true reflection of the longstanding ties between the two countries, is futuristic initiative adopted by the UAE for the rehabilitation and development of flood affected areas of Pakistan and it includes: re-construction of Schools, rehabilitation of medical facilities, provision of safe drinking water and rebuilding of infrastructure. It is another step to strengthen the great friendship between Pakistan and UAE.

Abdullah Khalifa Al Ghafli, Director of the Programme, said the project is complementary to the UAE efforts in the humanitarian field worldwide upon the directives by the UAE wise leadership.