• Malaysia sets up relief fund for flood victims

      September 24, 2010
      Print : Karachi

      Karachi

      A fund has been launched in Malaysia to enable the Malaysians to donate to the flood relief in Pakistan.

      This was stated by the Consul-General of Malaysia in Karachi, Muhammad Khalid Abdul Razak, who called on the Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, at the Chief Minister’s House Wednesday evening.

      He also delivered relief items from Malaysia for the flood Victims in Sindh.

      The Consul-General said that 1 million dollars pledged earlier had already been presented to the government of Pakistan.

      In addition, the Malaysian government dispatched relief goods consisting of blankets, tents, food, mineral water, baby food, diapers amounting to $600,000 from BAKTI, a welfare association of spouses of ministers and deputy-ministers of Malaysia.

      The Consul-General also mentioned the contributions of Malaysian non-governmental organisations (NGOs). He said that Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCD) was operating a fund to provide support to 25,000 flood-affected families for a period of nine months.