PIA’s special flight carrying relief supplies from China reaches Islamabad
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – A special flight of the Pakistan International PIA carrying relief supplies worth US$3 million from China reached Islamabad on Wednesday night.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) spokesman said that the relief supplies weighing 14 tons include 100 thermal scanners and other protective gear – 900,000 masks, 60,000 protective glasses, 3,300 protective dresses, 250,000 gloves and thermometers.
Meanwhile in a tweet, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said: “We thank the Chinese people and leadership for their solidarity and appreciate China’s continued support to combat COVID19.”
On March 25, the first plane carrying epidemic relief material from China has arrived at the Karachi airport, National Disaster Management Authority spokesperson said.
According to the details garnered, the supplies include one million face masks, including N-95 masks, the spokesperson said.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah was also at the airport, alongside NDMA officials who received all the equipment.
“A plane bound for Pakistan carrying N95 and surgical masks sponsored by China's @JackMa Foundation and the Alibaba Foundation has taken off. China is standing together with Pak through thick and thin！#COVID_19 #ChinaPakSolidarity @ForeignOfficePk @MFA_China.”
The necessary medical equipment has been sponsored by Chinese businessman Jack Ma’s Foundation and the Alibaba Foundation has taken.
The official Twitter account of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan tweeted out pictures of the consignment and said that China was standing together with Pakistan through thick and thin.