Thursday, October 27, 2005

Pakistan opens quake relief centers along LoC

Pakistan has opened earthquake relief centers along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir to improve the flow of aid and movement of people affected by the disaster, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said Thursday in Moscow.

"We have as of last night opened relief centers on various proposed points of movement across the Line of Control," Aziz told reporters as he prepared to return to Islamabad after attending a meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Council in Moscow.

Aziz said there were people on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) who wanted to visit others and take part in efforts to provide relief to victims of the October 8 earthquake. "This will be aid going in both directions. It's not a one-way traffic," he said.

"Wherever these points open there will be relief camps for people to cross over from held Kashmir to get assistance". Indian government officials were to meet with Pakistani officials in Islamabad on Friday "to sort out the modalities" of the Kashmir border crossing points, Aziz said.

Source: The News
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