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‘Nepalese army chief lauds Pakistan relief work’

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has said Nepalese Chief of Army Staff has lauded Pakistan relief operations in the quake-hit country, ARY News reported.

He was addressing a joint press conference with Nepal’s Ambassador in Pakistan, Bharat Raj Paudyal and Chairman National Disaster Management Authority Major General Asghar Nawaz in Islamabad on Sunday.

He said Pakistan Army’s special teams also closely coordinated in the search and relief operations in quake hit areas of Nepal.

Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry said initial relief consignments including tents, medicines and food items have already been sent to Kathmandu through six C-130s flights.

He said a 30-bed mobile hospital of Pakistan with 50 doctors is also working in Kathmandu.

Nepalese Ambassador to Pakistan said they are grateful to the Government and people of Pakistan for generous support extended by Pakistan at this difficult time.

He said 35 districts of Nepal have badly been hit by the 7.9 magnitude earthquake, killing over 6,000 people and injuring fourteen thousand others.

The Nepalese envoy said 41,000 houses have been completely destroyed while 1,50,000 partly damaged.

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