SAARC Chamber to send relief goods for earthquake victims

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ISLAMABAD,Oct 29 (APP): South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an apex body in the region on Thursday announced to despatch a number of relief consignments to the earthquake-hit areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
In a statement issued on behalf of all Vice Presidents of member countries, Iftikahr Ali Malik Vice President SAARC CCI and incharge SAARC CCI Headquarters office, Islamabad, expressed grief and sorrow over the causalities of the people in earthquake in Pakistan and Afghanistan”.
He said the SAARC CCI was with the victims in this hour of trial and would extend all possible assistance for the early rehabilitation of the affected people and re-construction of their damaged and partially collapsed houses on top priority.
He said that all Vice Presidents of member countries had been approached to send their relief goods directly to affected countries.
While Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and all its affiliated chambers of commerce and industries across the country have also been directed to make necessary arrangements on war-footings for delivery of relief goods in affected areas and share with government efforts for quick rehabilitation of victims,he added.
Iftikhar Ali Malik who is also chairman Mumtaz Bukhtawar Memorial Trust
Hospitals announced that a fleet of ambulance of his hospitals Is also taking active part in providing free specialised medical cover to people in affected areas.