Karachi, 10 Safar 1436/3 December 2014 (MINA) – Pakistan donated one million dollars to a UN relief agency as humanitarian aid for Gaza victims. Pakistan’s permanent representative to UN presented check to UN relief agency for ‘victims of Israel’s military offensive in Gaza.
Pakistan’s permanent representative to UN, Masood Khan, presented a check for $ 1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, Anadolu Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting, Tuesday.
“This is Pakistan’s contribution to alleviating the sufferings of the Palestinian victims of Israel’s military offensive in Gaza,” Khan said.
The aid comes at an opportune time, since suffering has increased due to the onset of winter, and the recent flash floods in the region.
Khan reaffirmed Pakistani government and people’s commitment to supporting the Palestinian cause as well as to help Palestinians in their time of need.
He expressed the hope that this token would, in a small way, help Gazans resume normalcy. He hoped that the Israeli aggression in Gaza would not be repeated.
Richard Wright, Director of the UN relief agency office in New York, expressed deep appreciation for this generous donation by Pakistan. He said that the money provided by Pakistan would be used for relief and rehabilitation, especially for shelter, food and water, and sanitation.(T/P008/P3)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)