ISLAMABAD - As part of the relief operation, National Disaster Management Authority yesterday sent another C-130 aircraft carrying 8 tons of wheat flour to Gilgit Baltistan.

According to NDMA, total five C-130 sorties carrying 28 tons of relief goods have so far reached GB as per need assessment. The relief consignment comprised wheat flour, milk powder and other dry ration besides 550 shelters and 350 blankets. Furthermore, more flights have also been scheduled to send ration to GB till opening of KKH.

NDMA in coordination with Government of Gilgit Baltistan and with the assistance of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) initiated the relief operation to meet food shortage in GB due to blocked road network.

In order to supplement relief efforts in GB, Chief Minister Balochistan Sardar Sanaullah Zehri and Minister for Home and PDMA Sarfraz Ahmed Bugti on behalf of government of Balochistan also handed over tents, blankets, tarpaulin, rice, sugar and pulses to NDMA for further transportation to Gilgit Baltistan.