ISLAMABAD - In a bid to help out those who are facing catastrophic situation across the country in the wake of recent floods, officials of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs, have donated their two-day salary and through this gesture sent a message to the affectees that they were not alone in their hour of crisis. The announcement came on Wednesday after a meeting of the Emergency Relief Cell (set up at the Foreign Office) chaired by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. It was, however, not known till filing of this story as how much they would generate to help their brothers and sisters who are in dire need of assistance. It was decided that the officers and staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Pakistans missions abroad would donate their two-day and a one-day salary, respectively, to the Prime Ministers Relief Fund as a gesture of solidarity with the flood affectees. During the meeting, it was decided to chalk out a plan to motivate international donors to help Pakistan to tackle this natural disaster. The meeting also reviewed the overall international response to rescue and relief requirements. Foreign Minister underlined the importance of stepping up collective efforts towards mobilising the international community and Pakistani Diaspora through Pakistans missions abroad and the diplomatic crops in Islamabad. It was hoped that following the launch of United Nations Emergency Plan Wednesday, the international community would contribute expeditiously and generously to the plan in keeping up with the humanitarian spirit. Qureshi is said to have expressed appreciation for all those friendly countries who had already stepped forward with their valuable assistance and committed further help to meet the massive challenge of providing relief to millions of flood affectees. Meanwhile on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Qureshi, on behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan, conveyed deep sense of grief and heartfelt condolences over the loss of precious lives and the devastation, caused by rains and mudslides in Yueyuan, Gansu province of China. I am confident that the resilient and the brave Chinese brothers and sisters will face the calamity with fortitude and strength. Our thoughts and good wishes are with the Chinese friends at this difficult time said Qureshi in his message.