PIA offers free transportation of relief goods

Published October 28, 2015
'PIA is ready to provide assistance, if necessary for the people of earthquake affected areas.'—Reuters/File
'PIA is ready to provide assistance, if necessary for the people of earthquake affected areas.'—Reuters/File

RAWALPINDI: In view of the devastating earthquake that shook the country on Monday, Pakistan International Airline (PIA) has offered free transportation of relief goods from domestic and international destinations if the federal government and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) demand it.

A spokesperson for the national flag carrier said that PIA employees were with the people affected by the earthquake.

He said: “Pakistan International Airlines is ready to provide assistance, if necessary for the people of earthquake affected areas.”

Also read: Earthquake toll reaches 248, relief efforts continue

The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting held at the PIA’s head office. Presided over by PIA Chairman Nasser N.S. Jaffer, the meeting assessed the situation and discussed the possibility of establishing collection points for relief goods and their transportation.

Published in Dawn, October 28th, 2015

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