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Caritas Pakistan begins Earthquake Relief Efforts

Caritas Pakistan Islamabad/ Rawalpindi (CPIR) distributed relief material to almost 42 families who are affected in September Earthquake, that jolted the areas of Azad Kashmir.

His Grace Archbishop Dr. Joseph Arshad Bishop, Mr. Amjad Gulzar (Executive Director Caritas Pakistan), Rev Fr. Yaqoob Shahzad and Rev. Fr. Kamran Daniel graced the occasion and distributed relief material including Bedding sets, Kitchen sets and hygiene kits on 21st October, 2019 at Mirpur, Kashmir.

Archbishop of Islamabad/Rawalpindi dioceses and Mr. Amjad Gulzar expressed their solidarity with the affected. Mr. Amjad Gulzar also assured the survivors of Caritas’ support.

“After the deadliest earthquake of 2005, our teams worked with the Pakistan Army in providing logistical relief items and assistance. We identified villages beyond the major cities where the relief was required. Gaps will be filled to provide relief in areas which have been neglected by Government and other INGOs and are in great need. The solidarity will continue,” he said.