A plane carrying sanitizers and other essential relief equipment has arrived in Islamabad.
Chairman National Disaster Management Authority Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal spoke to media at the airport today morning. He said that Pakistan community in China has sent this relief equipment as a donation.
The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) airplane brought medical supplies including testing kits, N-95 masks, gloves, PPE kits and ventilators. PIA has announced an increase in its relief flights bringing in and taking out essential medical equipment and passengers to and from the world.
The spokesperson for the national aircraft carrier said that a PIA aircraft will bring in Pakistanis stranded in Denmark back home on April 10. Another flight due for April 11 will bring back 175 Pakistanis from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, while it will also take Malaysian and Singaporean embassy staff and passengers along. Another flight scheduled for April 11 will take French passengers back to France. On April 12, a special flight will take Japanese passengers along with essential and medical supplies to Tokyo, Japan. Pakistanis stranded in Thailand will also be brought back on April 13, 200 Pakistanis stranded in Thailand will hopefully return by Monday.
Federal Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul was also present there. She said that government is struggling hard to secure the people from Coronavirus pandemic.