BEIJING: China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regions government has donated a batch of relief supplies worth RMB one million to Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) for tackling the flood.
The relief supplies include quilt with cotton wadding, cotton-padded clothes, tents and others. All the relief supplies were handed over to GB authorities at a ceremony held at the Khunjerab pass, according to China Economic Net (CEN).
Gilgit-Baltistan has been severely affected by rains and floods, according to a Gilgit-Baltistan government report issued in August.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to China Moinul Haque appreciated the Xinjiang government for supplies relief goods for flood-hit people to Pakistan.
Chinese flood relief support for Pakistan continues. The first batch of flood relief goods through Khunjerab was delivered to GB today. I would like to thank the leadership of Xinjiang for this generous and timely support, he said in a tweet.
Chairman of China International Development Cooperation Agency, Luo Zhaohui had recently announced to deliver 200 tons of vegetables via Karakoram Highway to the flood-affected people within a week.
It may be mentioned here that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has announced Rs 3 billion for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the flood-affected areas of Gilgit Baltistan when visiting the flood-affected areas of Gilgit Baltistan.__Pakistan Today