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Press Release
Tubmanburg, Liberia - January 7, 2008: 

"The Pakistani Contingent will be remembered for the benign feelings and warmth it has been able to generate among the Liberian masses it so dedicatedly served". This was stated by Deputy Special Representative of UN Secretary General (DSRSG) Madam Henirieta Mansa-Bansu during her visit to the Pakistani Contingent in Bomi County. "This is a momentous and memorable day for the members of the Pakistani Contingent and citizens of Liberia as well, as the inauguration of this beautiful "Monument" would keep your cherished memories alive", she added. The visit started with the inauguration of the Pakistani "Peace Monument" at Klay and also included a tour of series of projects being sponsored by Pakistani Blue Barrettes serving United Nation Mission in Liberia. (UNMIL)

Speaking on the occasion, Brigadier Ahmed Nawaz, Commander Pakistan Contingent said that the monument has been constructed in acknowledgement of the love, whole hearted support and cooperation rendered to us by the people of Liberia and as a token of our appreciation and association with Liberia. This monument is also a tribute to the sacrifice rendered by two of our colleagues who died while serving at Gbropolu and were laid to rest in Liberia.

The Honorable County Superintendent, Mr Muhammad Alieu Massaley also conveyed his appreciation to the Pakistani Peacekeepers and termed the monument as a source which would assure the Liberian citizens of the peace and tranquility brought to them by their Pakistani brethren.

Later the DSRSG also inaugurated a science laboratory at C.H.Devy High School Tubmanburg, as a supplement to the Pak Liberia Friendship Centre inaugurated earlier in October last year by UNMIL Force Commander. Madam Henrietta formally inaugurated the laboratory and was briefed about the renovation and uplift works which included distempering and uplift of the structure, provision of furniture, educational charts and floor matting etc. She also visited the library, computer lab and Vocational Centre which were established as part of the Pak-Liberia Friendship Centre and was very pleased with the quality of facilities established and also the efforts being made by the instructional staff of the Pakistani Contingent assisting the school administration in managing these facilities.

Madam Henrietta also visited Pak Field Hospital, Tubmanburg, had a round of the hospital and was briefed about the facilities being offered by the team of Pakistani Doctors and also about the humanitarian assistance being offered to the community in the form of daily free medical treatment at Tubmanburg and the medical outreach initiatives.

On her way to Bomi lake, Madam Henrietta also had a brief stop over at Bomi Junior High School, an institution adopted, renovated and uplifted by Pak Contingent earlier. She was briefed about improvements affected through the voluntary social uplift initiative of the Contingent. Madam Henrietta distributed School Bags and Eid / Christmas gifts amongst the children as a goodwill gesture on behalf of the Pak Contingent.

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Madam Henirieta Mansa - Bansu, Deputy Special Representative of United Nations Secretary General, visiting computer laboratory established by Pakistani Contingent at Pakistan - Liberia Friendship Centre Bomi county, Liberia (07-01-08)


Press Release
Rawalpindi - January 7, 2008: 

Pakistan Army Field Hospital which was deployed at Bhandaria, Barisal, Bangladesh for relief operations after Cyclone "Sidr" worked day and night to mitigate the suffering of the flood affected people earning goodwill for Pakistan. The PAF C-130 aircraft carrying the Field Hospital, doctors, paramedics and life saving drugs was the first one to land at Dhaka and the hospital was established at one of the worst affected areas where it served for over three weeks.

The Field Hospital, staffed by 11 Specialists, 5 Lady Doctors, 6 General Duty Doctors and 37 Paramedics was established in Bhandaria, the district where cyclone "Sidr" played havoc. Mobile Medical Teams were formed which treated patients at their doorstep. The 30 bed Hospital, established at Bhandaria College was self sufficient and had the capability to treat over 800 outdoor patients and conduct 25 surgeries in a day. It consisted of an operation theater, x-ray unit, ultrasound, field laboratory, dental unit, orthopedic unit and a medical store. Pakistan Army doctors and paramedics treated more than 37,000 patients and conducted 30 major and 400 minor operations during their stay in Bangladesh.

Members of Pakistan Army Field Hospital called on General Moeen U Ahmed, Chief of Army Staff Bangladesh Army and Lieutenant General Masud Uddin Chowdhury, PSO Armed Forces Division in Dhaka. General Moeen U Ahmed appreciated the efforts of Pakistan Army Field Hospital. Major General (Retired) M A Matin, Advisor for Communications and Major General Rafiqullslam, General Officer Commanding Jesore visited the Field Hospital in Bhandaria and highly appreciated the gesture of Pakistan Government for deploying a Field Hospital to treat the victims of the cyclone. The visiting dignitaries lauded the untiring efforts of Pakistani doctors and paramedics who worked tirelessly to provide treatment to the needy.

It is worth mentioning here that the Government of Bangladesh has highly appreciated the efforts rendered by Pakistan Army doctors and paramedics and thanked the Government of Pakistan for providing assistance in crucial times. Before the return of the Pakistani Contingent to Pakistan, a farewell ceremony was organized by Bangladesh Armed Forces Division (AFD) in the honour of Pakistani doctors and paramedics in which relief assistance provided by Pakistan was highly appreciated with slogans of "Long live the friendly bondage between the Armed Forces of the two countries" and "Long Live Pakistan-Bangladesh Friendship". Defence Attach of Pakistan presented over 8 tons of medicines worth 4 million Taka to Director Medical Services Bangladesh Army.

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A banner displayed during the farewell ceremony organized by Bangladesh Armed Forces Division for the Pakistan Army Medical Mission on its return from Cyclone affected areas. (7-01-2008)

A Pakistan Army Doctor treating an elderly patient at the Field Hospital established in Bhandaria, Bangladesh. (7-01-2008)

Defence Attache of Pakistan in Bangladesh handing over 8 tones of medicines to Director Medical Services Bangladesh Army. (7-01-2008)

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