Bestway Group teams with Virgin Atlantic to deliver aid to Pakistan

Bestway Group has donated more than 20 tonnes of vital medicines that are being flown to Islamabad by Virgin Atlantic Cargo to be distributed to the victims of the recent flooding disaster

The medicines will provide some help to the 3.2 million people who have lost their homes and livelihoods and been displaced by the flooding which left more than a third of the country under water, and damaged more than 4 million acres of crops. Ongoing heavy rain is continuing to complicate rescue and recovery efforts and disease has been widespread.

Haider Choudrey, Chief Financial Officer of Bestway Group, said: “Our teams are on the ground in Pakistan and are seeing first-hand how desperately these medicines are needed to help combat disease that has taken hold where fresh water supplies have been destroyed and families have lost their homes along with everything they own.

“We would like to thank the team at Virgin Atlantic Cargo who has helped us make this happen and are transporting what is a sizeable cargo of medicines out to where it is needed the most”.

Bestway Group continues the efforts of its Pakistan Flood Relief Appeal, for which it has raised over $2.5 million. Through its charitable arm, Bestway Foundation, it is overseeing the distribution of ration bags, blankets, mosquito nets and water filtration units to over 20,000 families in the worst affected areas of southern Pakistan provinces of Baluchistan and Sindh.

The Bestway Foundation has donated more than $46 million to notable causes since its formation in 1987. It operates in the UK and in Pakistan and is focused predominantly in the areas of education and healthcare as having the great impact on social mobility and advancement.

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