Community urged to help Pak flood victims

DUBAI —Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UAE, Jamil Ahmed Khan, visited Khaleej Times on Wednesday and spoke on the relief efforts after the floods in the Sindh province of the country.

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Published: Fri 23 Sep 2011, 11:16 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:56 AM

The United Nations estimates that 7.3 million people in Pakistan have been affected by these floods, with a death toll of 361 and 600,000 people turning to refugee camps after losing their homes to the natural disaster. More than 16,000 sq km of land is currently submerged, leading to the loss of about 100,000 cattle and acres of crops that contributed to around 60 per cent of the total income of the economy, said Khan. The Ambassador while appreciating the role of the UAE, thanked the President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nayhan and the people for their continued support. Khan hoped that the international community would come forward to help Pakistan in this time of economic and emotional distress.

All goods and supplies received for the relief project will be sent to the flood victims free of charge, as per an arrangement with Pakistan International Airlines. The Pakistan Consulate has opened bank accounts to facilitate donations for the rehabilitation of displaced people. Alternatively, cash donations can be sent to the Consulate General of Pakistan. —

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