Lahore - A US relief team consisting of Dan Carpenter
from World-In-Need and Joe Hurston from Air Mobile Ministries met unjab
Governor LT Gen (r) Khalid Maqbool here Wednesday and informed him about
its relief efforts. They told the governor that World-In-Need had already
shipped containers of medical and food supplies and was planning to
send more supplies after this exploratory trip.
The governor briefed the team about the relief efforts being carried
out by the government and highlighted areas that have the greatest need.
It is pertinent to note that the US relief team has come in Pakistan
on the initiative of Rotarians from Houston, USA notably Syed Ahmed,
who have been instrumental in sending large supplies of tents, blankets
and other relief supplies through PIA flights from Houston. Rotarian
Shehzad Ahmed from Rotary Club of Lahore Garrison, who is coordinating
the trip of US team in Pakistan, informed the governor about the relief
efforts being carried out by Rotary Clubs in Pakistan as well as
The US team will visit the quake-hit areas to get the first hand information
and donate portable water purifier systems and
other goods that the team has brought with them. They will also visit
the relief commissioner’s office and meet Minister of
State Dr. Nasim Ashraf and the chairman National Commission for Human
Development to explore areas of further cooperation.
Source: The Nation (November 03, 2005)