Saudi Arabia pledges Rs 20 million aid to Balochistan's quake affected areas

from Frontier Post
Published on 04 Oct 2013 View Original

MONITORING DESKISLAMABAD: The first tranche of aid by Saudi Arabia for Pakistan’s earthquake affected areas was sent to Balochistan on Friday, Local TV reported.

Eight containers carrying a total of 4000 packets of eatables were dispatched for the survivors of the earthquake today.

As its aid to the affected southwestern province, Saudi Arabia has decided to send aid of more than 20 million rupees for the victims of the earthquake.

Speaking to the media representatives at a press conference officiating the event, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Abdul Aziz Ibrahimul Ghadir said his country stood beside Pakistan in the face of every hardship and challenge.

He added that 500 homes would also be constructed for the earthquake survivors, adding that more aid would be sent to the affected areas soon.

Parts of Balochistan were hit by a 7.7-magnitude earthquake on September 24, killing over 300 people. The quake had struck Balochistan’s Awaran and Kech districts and relief work was still underway in the area. Parts of the province were again struck by a 6.8-magnitude earthquake on September 30 and at least 15 people lost their lives as a result.

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