Pak Affairs

Masood Khans hails Chinese RCS donation for flood affectees

BEIJING: Pakistan’s Ambassador to China, Masood Khan thanked the leadership of Red Cross Society of China for donating US$ 50,000 for flood relief in Pakistan and appreciated the role played by the Society in employing the international humanitarian spirit through their broad network for collecting donations for the flood affected Pakistanis. The amount has already been handed over to Pakistani authorities by the Chinese Ambassador in Islamabad.

Ambassador Masood Khan said this in a meeting with Mr. Wang Wei, Executive Vice President of Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) on Wednesday. Mr. Wang said that RCSC would like to increase their collaboration with Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS).

He said RCSC is providing training to the Pakistani staff of PRCS to enable them to better cope with natural disasters in future. He said RCSC would also launch an appeal for collecting more funds for the flood affectees of Pakistan, which will be distributed through PRSC.

Ambassador Khan highly praised the role of national societies like RCSC as auxiliaries to the public authorities. He said the embassy would assist RCSC and PRCS to promote closer cooperation with each other.

He asked RCSC to look into the possibility of providing more training opportunities to the PRCS as well as for taking up specific projects in the infrastructure development in the earthquake affected areas of Pakistan.-SANA

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