Pakistan News: Flood havoc in Pakistan, death toll rises to 1186

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Pakistan News: The death toll in flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in most parts of Pakistan rose to 1,186 on Thursday. At the same time, the officials were busy trying to provide relief material to thousands of affected people. Heavy monsoon rains over the past three decades have triggered floods that submerged a third of the country, including Balochistan and Sindh provinces. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the main body for dealing with disasters, said, “So far 1,186 people have died and 4,896 have been injured in flood-related incidents. The floods have damaged 5,063 km of roads and destroyed 1,172,549 houses partially or completely. At the same time, 733,488 cattle have been killed.

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Appeal for immediate assistance of $ 160 million to deal with the disaster

Foreign Office spokesman Asim Iftikhar Ahmed said that more than 33 million people have been affected by the massive disaster. He told a press conference that Pakistan carried out coordinated rescue and relief operations to mobilize all possible resources, but the sheer scale of the disaster “stretched our resources and capabilities to the limit, thus necessitating support from the international community.” The Pakistan government, which is facing economic crisis, on Tuesday, along with the United Nations, appealed for immediate assistance of $ 160 million to deal with the disaster that has become the ‘ground zero’ of climate change in the country.

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PM asked to meet flood affected people and distribute relief material

Ahmed said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will visit Pakistan on September 9-10 to show solidarity and support of the international community to Pakistan in this difficult time. He said several countries including Australia, China, the US and various global organizations including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and various agencies of the United Nations have offered assistance. He said that till Wednesday night, 21 planes of relief material have arrived from Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and China. Ahmed said Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, while addressing the MPs of his party Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), asked them to meet the flood-affected people and distribute relief materials. He said that Finance Minister Miftah Ismail has prepared a scheme to provide relief in electricity bill to the flood affected people.

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