China to provide additional RMB200m humanitarian assistance to Pakistan

The Chinese government has decided to provide to the Pakistani government an additional RMB 200 million in humanitarian assistance to express goodwill and friendship of the Chinese government and people towards the Pakistani government and people and to support the brotherly country’s rescue and relief efforts in the aftermath of the mega floods.

Chinese Ambassador Liu Jian called on Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Monday and informed him about the decision of the Chinese government, a press release issued by the Chinese Embassy here on Monday said.

The new pledge brings total Chinese Government’s assistance to RMB 330 million (approximately $50 million). China offered RMB 130 million emergency humanitarian assistance to Pakistan earlier and most of it has been delivered.

China also sent a 55-member medical team to the worst-hit district Thatta in Sindh province where it has set up a field hospital and provided treatment to more than 5,000 flood victims.