The National Zakat Agency (BAZNAS) of Indonesia launched its "Indonesia Cares for Pakistan" project envisaging immediate dispatch of medical and logistics support teams to Pakistan to take part in relief and aid efforts, says a press release received here today from Jakarta, Indonesia. According to press release issued here on Monday, the Chairman of the National Zakat body, Prof. Dr. Didin Hafidhuddin along with Ambassador Sanaullah made announcements to this effect at a news conference here Sunday. A short documentary on flood situation in Pakistan preceded the press talk. The special teams, nine in all, would be arriving in Pakistan starting next week and also disburse among the flood affected, relief goods, food items, medicines and other necessities worth an estimated one million dollars, Hafidhuddin mentioned. Ambassador Sanaullah and Dr. Hafidhuddin briefed the media about the scale of floods in Pakistan which they said had even surpassed the tsunami , the Haiti earth quake and the 2005 earth quake in Kashmir in terms of wide spread damage to basic infrastructure, property and population displacement. Ambassador Sanaullah said rehabilitation of the twenty million displaced people was not an easy task and billions of dollars would be required for reconstruction process. He specially expressed concern for the large number of children, women and the elderly among the displaced people who needed prompt medical care, food and shelter. The Ambassador praised the goodwill gesture of the National Zakat Agency saying he also expected other government and private sector organizations in Indonesia to come forward and contribute for the flood affectees in Pakistan. This was a huge challenge and the Pakistan government needed support from the international community to face it, he said. On behalf of the government and flood victims Ambassador Sanaullah appreciated the launching of a relief operation namely " " in the press conference. He prayed that Muslim brothers and sisters from Indonesia would generously respond to the immediate needs of flood victims who have lost all their belongings and their children and women are now wholly dependent on humanitarian aid coming from outside. Pakistan government was doing what could possibly be arranged but the scale of devastation was so huge that without help from friends it would not be possible to alienate the suffering of flood victims and to save children from dying from diseases. It may be added that the largest religious organization of Indonesia, Mohammadiyah has already pledged 100 million Indo Rupees as relief assistance to Pakistan and other charities are also responding to the appeals made by the Pakistan Mission in Jakarta for assistance to flood affectees. The Indonesian government sent relief goods and medical personnel to Pakistan earlier this month.