LAHORE - Microsoft Pakistan is working closely with different NGOs and Government bodies in Pakistan as part of the flood rescue and prevention effort now underway. Microsoft has announced a relief package consisting of $700,000 cash donation, deployment of disaster management software for the Govt. of Punjab at no cost, urgent food supplies to the flood victims in KPK province and software donations to various NGOs currently involved in relief activities. Microsoft has activated its disaster response protocol to monitor and respond to the situation in Pakistan and offer support where appropriate. Country Manager Kamal Ahmed led the Microsoft mission in a presentation to the CM and subsequently his cabinet, to present a state of the art Emergency Response System worth $500,000 developed by Microsoft Gold Partner, Geodan. The Response System and its technical staff, which was especially flown in from Holland has already begun the installation and training for Punjab Provincial Staff. Microsoft will also arrange demos for the software system for all the major donors so that it can become a part of the arsenal of disaster response mechanisms.