ISLAMABAD: On the directive of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, PNS Zulfiquar reached Sri Lanka on Tuesday to provide all kinds of rescue, relief and other required assistance to the brotherly people of Sri Lanka.
Accordingly, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations are being undertaken by officers and men of Pakistan Navy Ship Zulfiquar. Various teams were dispatched on Tuesday to assist their Sri Lankan brethren in remote areas, which are badly affected by the floods, a statement feom Pakistan High Commission, Colombo said.
A Pakistan Navy medical team has established a medical camp at Kalutara district Horana (Sri Sumangalaramaya Temple). Doctors and paramedical/ support staff are providing all essential services, including medicines to the patients including women, children and elderly.
Commander of Sri Lankan Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne met the medical team and appreciated the efforts of the Government of Pakistan for extending support at this critical moment.
Similarly, PNS Zulfiquar’s diving team along with necessary gear and lifesaving equipment are working at a flood affected area near Kalu Dangr River. Presently team is proving humanitarian assistance and relief goods to approximately 500 flood affected people sheltered in near vicinity.
Two technical teams for undertaking de-contamination/deflooding operations as requested by Sri Lankan Navy have successfully decontaminated 25 wells which are being used by local population in Millania area.