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Palestine relief mission starts humanitarian work


DERA ISMAEL KHAN: A team of doctors, members of the Red Crescent and the Civil Defence of Palestine that arrived in Pakistan on Saturday has started its work in Dera Ismael Khan. Ambassador of Palestine Ahmed Rebai arranged a media interaction with the visiting team with a view to apprise members of Pakistani mass media about the objectives and mandate of the Palestine relief team.

It may be mentioned here that Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada Minister of Human Rights,  Mr. Musawwar Abbas Shah, Director Middle East Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador of Palestine and all the Embassy staff welcome the Palestinian team at Islamabad Airport.

The Palestinian Disaster Response Team includes 27 professional Palestinian members formed by the Ministry of Health, the Palestinian Red Crescent and the Civil Defense. These actions are going to be Part of the Palestinian People campaign “In loyalty to Pakistan  … Jerusalem with you” which was launched by The Palestinian Presidency last month for victims of Pakistan’s floods.

Imad M. Zuhairi, Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates for IR/ PICA Director General is leading the team, which is scheduled to stay in Pakistan for eight days. The team shall be taking care of the humanitarian and relief operations in Dera Ismael Khan.

Mr. Zuhairi told this newspaper that this is the first mission whose mandate is to carry out relief and humanitarian work while another mission shall arrive soon that will take care of infrastructural jobs.

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