Wednesday May 31, 2017
ISLAMABAD: In a bid to help its Sri Lankan brethren, the naval ship PNS Zulfiquar dispatched by the Government of Pakistan reached Colombo port on Tuesday with relief goods.
The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan, Dr Sarfraz Ahmed Khan Sipra handed over the relief goods to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, Ravi Karunanayake at the Colombo Port.
The foreign minister expressed his gratitude to the people and the Government of Pakistan for providing timely and valued assistance.
The minister emphasised that Pakistan and Sri Lanka enjoy excellent relations.
It has been a tradition that both nations come to assist each other in times of adversity.
On the occasion, Dr Sarfraz Sipra said the people and the Government of Pakistan will leave no stone unturned to further help the people and the government of Sri Lanka in this time of need.
Pakistan naval ship Zulfiquar has brought in dry rations, medicines, de-flooding pumps and other relief items.
Additionally, the ship has the capability to provide search and rescue facilities through its helicopter, rescue boats, medical team and expert divers.
Sri Lanka is facing severe floods which have caused havoc and devastation in many parts of the country.