China dispatches Y-20 aircraft to deliver humanitarian supplies to Pakistan
China’s air force dispatches Y-20 aircraft to deliver humanitarian supplies to Pakistan. [Photo provided to Gwadar Pro]
KARACHI, Aug. 30 (Gwadar Pro) – On August 30 China’s air force dispatched Y-20 aircraft to deliver humanitarian supplies to Pakistan, including 3,000 tents, to the government of Pakistan in a bid to help Pakistan manage rescue and relief operation in all flood-stricken areas in the country.
Since June 14, more than 1,000 people have died as a result of devastating floods triggered by torrential downpours in southern and northern Pakistan. The estimated damage from flood costs around $ 10 billion.
After Pakistan has been grappling with heavy rains and flash flood calamities causing humanitarian crisis including infrastructure destruction, victims' displacement, homelessness and deaths, China has come up with aid deliveries as a fulfillment of its brotherhood commitment with Pakistan and obligations as a responsible global power.
People from different spheres of life have heaped praise for the gesture of China when it announced to provide relief and cash assistance to Pakistan affected by flash floods and property destruction, which have left thousands marooned since mid-June.
Zameer Khudabuksh, social worker in Sindh said that the idiom "a friend in need is a friend indeed" sits well with China as it always demonstrates its humanitarian donorship whenever Pakistan plunges into natural catastrophe. "China’s friendship needs no bounds," he added.
Zulekha Bibi, a flood victim in Balohistan said, "my husband works in a Chinese company and since the day the company knew that fact that our home collapsed due to torrential rain, we have been given another house to live with provision of daily home essentialities."