PNS carrying relief assistance reaches Syria

By Ali Imran

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) NASR carrying relief assis-tance to the quake-affected people of Turkiye and Syria, reached Syria on Monday.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on the direction of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, dispatched the first sea cargo through Pakistan Navy Ship Nasr on February 28, the National Disaster Management Authority said in a post on its Twitter handle.
“The consignment contains blankets, generators, dry rations, medicines, and clothing for the quake-hit Syria.
After unloading the aid in Syria, the ship will move to Turkiye,” it added.
The ship was received by the senior most Syrian Naval Command, government offi-cials, including the education minister and governor of Latakia, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Syria Air Marshal (R) Shahid Akhtar, students, and a large number of locals.
The attendees of the special ceremony chanted anthems to express their gratitude for the Pa-kistani nation.