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ERRA Dispatches Four Trucks of Relief Goods for flood Affectees: “We stand united with the people of affected areas” Deputy Chairman ERRA Lt Gen Haroon Aslam

Islamabad 03 August 2010:
“Pakistan today demands our resolve and commitment, Pakistani nation has in past demonstrated the ability to defeat disasters, and today also we stand united in time of difficulty”, said Lt Gen Haroon Aslam talking to media while four trucks of relief goods, including food, family tents, blankets, charpais, kitchen items, rice and other household goods were dispatched to Muzzaffarabad, Bagh, Mansehra and Balakot From ERRA HQ today. ERRA is in touch with the respective governments and through SERRA and PERRA, two wings of ERRA distribution of the goods will be ensured. Gen Haroon who took charge of ERRA few months back, said that though the country is passing through a testing time, but this requires a collaborative effort at national level and sharing what we have with those in need including material things and expertise.

ERRA being in the fifth year of reconstruction and rehabilitation of earthquake affected areas is now a pool of experts but has always risen to the occasion with actively participating in relief whenever there were difficult times. ERRA sent truck loads of goods to Malakand after operation and ERRA was also the first organization to dispatch a C130 full of relief items along with a team of medical experts to Baluchistan after the Earthquake hit main parts of Baluchistan in 2008, said Gen Haroon. While four trucks, 2 each for KPK and AJK will be dispatched today relief activity is likely to continue in coming days also. Deputy Chairman ERRA has also formed a relief centre for the flood affectees. This relief centre is formed to assure the easy and constant access of relief to the affectees. This camp will be operational by tomorrow evening in front ERRA head quarters opposite Margallah Town, Murree Road Islamabad. This camp will collect dry food, medicine and other house hold goods for the flood affectees.

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