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Pakistan Cultural Group sends aid to Afghanistan
Somira Tariq CP Correspondent Riyadh, KSA

Dec. 2001 - Pakistan Cultural Group (PCG), a social and community welfare Pakistani organization based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has sent relief aid to Afghanistan to assist war victims and needy people of Afghanistan, said Tariq Soomroiq Soomro who is the member of PCG Social Welfare Committee.
Shamshad Ali Siddiqui, PCG member has just returned to Riyadh after handing over the relief aid to Ansar Burney, the chairman of the Ansar Burney International Welfare Trust (ABIWT) in Karachi.
According to Tariq PCG has sent this relief aid through ABIET with the help of local office of the UN High commission for refugees. He stated, due to security problems it was very difficult for us to get the goods to needy. We have thankful to UN Hight commission for their help in the distribution of the goods.  
PCG executive Committee members had contributed over 1,000,000 Rupees in Riyadh to send food and other items to the war victims. ABIWT has arranged and dispatched a convoy of three trucks carrying 200 tents, 40,000 liters of milk, 1,200 blankets and 10,000 Kg of Flour. ABIWT volunteers will erect tents for homeless families and will supervise the distribution of the other items to the poor Afghanis in side the war effected areas of Afghanistan.

Ansar Burney, in a message to PCG Secretary General Abdul Hameed Abu Farooq , has expressed his appreciation for this humanitarian gesture and thanked  PCG Executive Body who contributed generously to the purchase of these relief goods.

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