Acting Consul General’s Appeal for Help for Flood Victims

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

Pakistan has recently been affected by unprecedented floods leading to tragic loss of around of 1400 human lives and widespread loss of physical and communication infrastructure. Nearly, 30,000 houses have been destroyed causing a displacement of around 1.5 million people.

2. The Government of Pakistan has committed all its national resources to flood relief efforts in affected areas. However, in view of the enormity of the challenge, it needs support of the international community to compliment national efforts. It has established an Emergency Relief Cell to coordinate relief efforts with the international community.

3. Emergency Relief Cell can be contacted at the following for any facilitation:

Tele: 011-92-51-9208782 / 9056458, Fax: 011-92-51-9206140

4. Donations can be sent to the National Disaster Management Fund as per following details:

Currency in Rupees:

Account No : 000294-2

Branch Code : 1732

Branch Name: National Bank of Pakistan, Prime Minister’s Secretariat Branch, Islamabad – Pakistan.

Currency in US Dollars:

Account No : 9901526

Branch Code: 0341

Branch Name: National Bank of Pakistan, Main Branch, Islamabad – Pakistan

Swift Code : NBPAKKA021

5. The details of requirement of relief can be seen at the following website:

www.ndma.gov.pk

6. Following facilities for shipping of relief goods are available: - PIA will carry relief goods to Pakistan without charge in the spare belly space of their aircrafts.

- All kind of duties and taxes shall be waived off on relief goods dispatched in the name of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). The consignee for the relief goods is Chairman, National Disaster Management Authority.

- Civil Aviation Authorities would facilitate clearance of relief goods without levying any handling charges; and

- Transportation of relief goods from Islamabad to elsewhere in Pakistan to flood affected areas shall be facilitated by NDMA.

7. Mr. Jaffar Hussain, Consular Attache, Consulate General of Pakistan, Los Angeles has been designated as the focal person for relief efforts. His contacts are as under:

Phone number 310-441-5114 / Extension 15 & 10

E-mail: consularattache@pakconsulatela.org

8. The meetings for facilitation of relief efforts are being arranged under the auspices of the Consulate.

9. Please feel free to contact in this regard or for scheduling of meetings.

 

(Dr. Muhammad Khalid Ejaz)

Acting Consul General

 

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