LAHORE, Oct 27 (APP): South Asian Association for Regional
Co-operation (SAARC) Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an apex
body in the region on Tuesday 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.
Iftikhar Ali Malik who is also chairman Mumtaz Bukhtawar
Memorial Trust Hospitals announced that a fleet of ambulance
of his hospitals would also take active part in providing free
specialised medical cover to people in affected areas.