Egypt to send more assistance to flood-hit Pakistan

19:04, August 26, 2010      

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Egypt will send on Friday a second patch of humanitarian aid to Pakistan to help those affected by devastating floods in the country, state-run MENA news agency reported.

"Three Egyptian military aircraft will land in Pakistan's Chaklala airbase on Friday, carrying humanitarian aid to the South Asian country that was hit by catastrophic floods," Egyptian charge d'affaires in Pakistan Ayman Tharwet was quoted as saying.

"The aid, which comes upon the directives of President Hosni Mubarak, includes medicines, medical supplies, tents and foodstuffs," Tharwet said.

On Aug. 6, Egypt dispatched two aid aircraft to help Pakistan which is facing its worst floods in 80 years.

According to the Pakistani government, up to 20 million people have now been affected by the monsoon floods. At least 1,500 are known to have lost their lives.



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