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Unity is the key to defeat disasters: Haroon 

04 Augustus 2010 01:19:19

Unity is the key to defeat disasters: Haroon

By: Sohail Rashid and Yasir Ilyas

“Pakistan today demands our resolve and commitment, Pakistani nation has in past demonstrated the ability to defeat disasters, and today also we stand united in time of difficulty”, said Lt Gen Haroon Aslam, deputy chairman ERRA.

He was talking to the media while four trucks of relief goods, including food, family tents, blankets, charpais, kitchen items, rice and other household goods were dispatched to Muzzaffarabad, Bagh, Mansehra and Balakot from ERRA head quarter today on Tuesday.

He said that ERRA is in touch with the respective governments and that distribution of the goods will be ensured.  Gen Haroon who took charge of ERRA few months back, said that though the country is passing through a testing time, but this requires a collaborative effort at national level and sharing what we have with those in need including material things and expertise. 

While praising the performance of ERRA, he said that being in the fifth year of reconstruction and rehabilitation of earthquake affected areas; it is now a pool of experts. He said that ERRA has also formed a relief centre for the flood affectees. This relief centre is formed to assure the easy and constant access of relief to the affectees. This camp will be operational by tomorrow evening in front of ERRA head quarters opposite Margallah Town, Murree Road Islamabad. This camp will collect dry food, medicine and other house hold goods for the flood affectees.