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India despatches second relief consignment to Pak

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October 14, 2005 14:03 IST

India, on Friday, despatched the second consignment of relief material to Pakistan by train through the Wagah-Attari border in Punjab.

The four-wagon train, carrying 82 tons of relief material for the quake-hit people of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, left New Delhi on Friday, railway sources said. It includes 5,000 blankets, 370 tents, five tons of plastic sheets and 12 tons of medicines.

The first consignment of 25 tonnes of relief supplies had reached Islamabad early on Wednesday by an Il-76 flight, the first Indian cargo relief aircraft to land in Pakistan since the 1971 Indo-Pak conflict.

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf had, in a televised address to the nation, deeply appreciated Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's gesture of calling him to express grief over the massive earthquake that struck Pakistan and thanked him for despatching aid.

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