ISLAMABAD, AUGUST 16, 2010: Pakistan Petroleum Limited’s (PPL) Board of Directors approved Rs. 100 million for flood relief efforts.

This includes Rs. 20 million cash contribution to the Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund 2010, immediate in-kind assistance and post-disaster rehabilitation.

The company has already sent 12 consignments, carrying a total load of 4,500 dry food packages and 200 tents, to Kandhkot and Quetta that have been delivered to the district government and relevant authorities for onward distribution. The remaining consignments will be sent as road access to flood-hit areas becomes possible. 

PPL’s management is keenly involved in the company’s flood relief efforts. Chairman, PPL Board of Directors Hidayatullah Pirzada was present in Quetta to handover relief consignments. PPL’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Khalid Rahman visited Kandhkot to assess the needs of flood victims and directed staff at PPL’s Kandhkot Gas Field to set up a medical camp for local communities that is already operational.

PPL has always played a proactive role during national emergencies. The company spent about Rs. 50 million towards assistance for relief and rehabilitation of victims of the 2005 earthquake.