Thursday, October 27, 2005

Pakistan Pays Up To $1,500 Per Hour For Relief Chopper Fuel

As the United Nations urges the world to move urgently and generously for quake victims, the Pakistani government is paying a high price for fuel ranging from 50,000 to 90,000 Pakistani rupees (about 830 - 1500 US dollars) per hour for different helicopters engaged in relief operations, Pakistan's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) director-general Major General Shaukat Sultan told the Pakistani daily Dawn. There are almost 90 helicopters engaged in relief operations and each one is flying over eight hours a day, he said. On average, the 90 helicopters consume 5,582,400 litres of fuel in a single day. Read More ....

Source: AKI
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