Geneva: Premier Shehbaz Sharif requested the international community to support flood affectees who lost their live-saving in a devastating flood in Pakistan and demanded help for the rehabilitation of affected areas.
Addressing in Geneva, the Prime Minister gratitude General Secretary of the United Nations Organisation (UNO) and friendly countries, and enlightened the catastrophe of a devastating flood in Pakistan, he said 33 million people have been affected by the flood.
Shehbaz said, “Floods also harmed their homes, educational institutions, and agriculture of the country.”
“Flood water is still present in many areas of Sindh and Balochistan”, adding, “We need $16.3 billion to recover from the situation,” says Prime Minister.
Shehbaz Sharif said floods disrupted the education of 2.6 million including one million girls.
“We are racing against time,” he said, stressing that relief work needed to continue as some areas of Sindh needed drainage of water.
“Today I am asking for your support for those who have lost their life savings, their homes, and livelihood, people are seating under blue sky in this harsh winter and looking for your help,” says Sharif.
“I am asking for a sustained international support plan to meet this daunting challenge. I am asking for a new lifeline for people who need to power our economy and re-enter the 21st century with a future that is protected from such insecurity which they are facing today,” Prime Minister said.
Shahbaz Sharif said, “We have to rebuild their lives and their dreams together, your support at this time will critical gesture for the people of Pakistan.”
He also said that your support would make the difference between staying unprepared or facing the future with renewed hope and an aspirations.
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