Pakistan: Pakistan broken with this difficulty, 33 million people forced to leave their homes, spread their hands in front of the United Nations and asked for 127 lakh crores

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Pakistan Floods: Cash-strapped Pakistan government on Tuesday appealed to the United Nations to provide financial assistance of $ 160 million (Rs 127 lakh crore) to deal with the devastating floods in the country. The Government of Pakistan has constituted a nodal disaster agency to deal with the devastating floods in the country due to the monsoon rains. About 33 million people have been displaced in the country due to the floods. According to the latest data released by the National Disaster Management Authority, the countrywide death toll from floods rose to 1,136 on Monday, while 1,634 persons were injured and over 33 million people were displaced.

Pakistan’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Tuesday that the country would need more than $10 billion, which is about three percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), to rebuild flood-ravaged infrastructure. The federal government led by Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Monday set up the National Flood Response and Coordination Center, which will include federal ministers, representatives of the armed forces, chief ministers and experts on disaster response.

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister’s Office tweeted after the meeting, ‘The center will act as a bridge between disaster management officials, donors and government institutions. It will collect and analyze the latest information and provide it to the relevant government agencies. It will also look after the rescue and relief operations including reconstruction of infrastructure. Meanwhile, the government of Pakistan and the United Nations made a joint appeal for $160 million in financial assistance to help the country cope with the devastating floods.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that Pakistan is facing a dire situation due to floods and heavy rains and floods have caused widespread impact. Guterres said the amount would be used to provide food, water, sanitation, emergency education, safety and health assistance to 5.2 million people. The move comes at a time when the ‘2022 Pakistan Flood Response Plan (FRP)’ was jointly launched by the Government of Pakistan and the United Nations in Islamabad and Geneva on Tuesday. According to Pakistan’s Foreign Office, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari delivered the keynote address at an event organized by the Ministry of External Affairs. This was followed by a video message from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

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Bilawal said that we are facing this problem due to above average monsoon. He said that there is a whole new level of devastation due to climate and nature is sending a message to all. The Minister said that 72 districts have been declared disaster affected and more than 33 lakh people have been affected. Meanwhile, Canada has announced US$5 million in aid to Pakistan, while the Chinese government has promised 100 million yuan to the Pakistani government.

After Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, her son Prince Charles offered heartfelt condolences on Monday. In a message to the President of Pakistan, Prince Charles said, “My wife and I are deeply saddened by the devastation caused by the recent floods in Pakistan. We extend our condolences to all the flood victims and their loved ones and to the lakhs of people who have lost property and their livelihood.

According to the news of ‘Express Tribune’, due to heavy water flow in rivers in the northern part of Pakistan, there is a danger of breach of the embankments of the Indus river in Sindh province. According to the Dawn newspaper, torrential rains have continued in Sindh province, washing away many acres of fertile soil, causing US$1.6 billion in damages. Meanwhile, former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has raised five billion rupees for the flood-affected people through an international campaign. “People can donate to two bank accounts opened by the governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces,” Khan said.

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