PSO bringing relief to flood victims

PSO bringing relief to flood victims
 
KARACHI: Pakistan State Oil (PSO) on Friday, July 13, 2007, sent out consignments of essential goods for people hit by the current deluge in Balochistan.

Two convoys comprising three truckloads for Turbat and two truckloads for Pasni left the company headquarters here under the supervision of senior officials. They were carrying 3,000 food packets, 500 kitchen utensils, 650 tarpaulin sheets and 30,000 bottles of mineral water.

Earlier on Sunday, July 9, 2007 PSO had dispatched a similar batch of food packets and mineral water to Greshia, 35 km from Khuzdar. This was the first relief to reach this devastated village. Mir Muhammad Naseer Mengal, State Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources, distributed the goods.

Like in the event of previous natural calamities, PSO staff has been involved in the relief operations from day one ensuring uninterrupted and smooth fuel supplies to the defence forces’ aviation fleet operated by Navy, Air Force and Army at Pasni and Turbat airports. Till Friday, PSO had refueled more than 130 flights providing 125,000 litres.

The PSO employees have also donated one-day salary and the company donated Rs. 5 million to the President’s Disaster Relief Fund.


Abid Ali Syed
Deputy General Manager
Public Affairs
 
Mir Muhammad Naseer Mengal, State Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources, distributing relief goods donated by Pakistan State Oil among flood-hit Greshia villagers near Khuzdar, Balochistan.