Islamabad, March 30, 2017 (PPI-OT):In line with the Prime Minister’s directive to provide all necessary assistance to the Government and people of Sri Lanka, in the wake of severe drought in that country, the procedure for dispatch of 10,000 MT rice to Sri Lanka through containerized shipments, has been initiated. The first shipment out of 10,000 MT rice would depart from Pakistan on 30th March, 2017 and reach Sri Lanka on 3rd April, 2017.
Earlier, 25 MT rice have already been dispatched to Colombo, on 8th February, 2017 through PAF aircraft, as immediate short term assistance. The Government and people of Pakistan stand shoulder to shoulder with the brotherly people of Sri Lanka in this hour of need and will continue to provide all possible support to them.
For more information, contact:
Principal Information Officer,
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +92-51-9252323, +92-51-9252324
Fax: +92-51-9252325, +92-51-9252326