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Ambassador briefs Pakistani Diaspora in Brussels on flood situation in Pakistan

Brussels, AUG 28 /DNA/ – Pakistan’s Ambassador to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg, Dr. Asad Majeed Khan convened a meeting of the leading Pakistani community members based in Belgium at the chancery, today. The purpose of the meeting was to brief the Pakistani diaspora  on the situation resulting from flash floods across the country and to coordinate the provision of relief assistance from Belgium for the flood affected population.  While underscoring that the ongoing rains have caused unprecedented damage and devastation in Pakistan, the Ambassador indicated that more thanRead More

Numbers of affected may increase as calamity extends, says Sherry

ISLAMABAD, AUG 28 /DNA/ – Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman stressed that the number of flood-affected population may rise from 33 million as the monster flood continues. “The humanitarian action is right now being led by the Government and supported by United Nations and other humanitarian agencies. 1033 people have lost their lives and more than 1500 have been injured. Kabul River is still at a VERY HIGH Flood level at Nowshera as the water has crossed 300,000 cusecs which is why residents in some areas haveRead More

UAE sends aircraft carrying relief goods for flood victims

Rawalpindi, AUG 28 /DNA/ – The first consignment of relief items from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has arrived at Nur Khan Airbase in Rawalpindi. More than 3000 tons of relief goods including food and Tentage medicine extended by the UAE Government on the special instructions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Zayed Al Nahyan to the people of flood-affected areas of the brotherly country of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The first consignment from UAE for flood victims has been sent to Pakistan on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s appeal toRead More

Asia Cup 2022: India win toss and bowl against Pakistan

Dubai – India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field first in a high-voltage battle against arch-rivals Pakistan during the second match of Asia Cup at the Dubai Cricket Stadium. Pakistan cricket team is going to start their campaign after their triumph in Netherlands in ODI, while India also coming to this tournament with great confidence with dominance against West Indies and Zimbabwe. Though, Pakistan have faced two big blows as the main pacers – Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Wasim Jr – have already been outRead More

UAE to send 16 planeloads of relief items to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, AUG 28 (DNA) — After a Turkish plane carrying relief aid for flood affectees will reach Pakistan soon, the UAE government was also set to send 16 planeloads of relief goods including shelter tents, medicine and other aid material to Pakistan. Federal Minister for information and Broadcasting, Marriyum Aurangzeb, took to her twitter account and said that a plane for the flood victims, on the premier’s appeal, will land at the Noor Khan Airbase, 4:30 in the afternoon. This will be the first shipment. In another tweet, Marriyum AurangzebRead More

FM Bilawal briefs French counterpart about damages caused by floods

ISLAMABAD, AUG 28 /DNA/ – Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari received a telephone call from French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna, today. Foreign Minister Colonna offered condolences on the devastation caused by floods in Pakistan. The Foreign Minister thanked her for France’s expression of solidarity and offer of assistance to the Pakistani people in this hour of need. The Foreign Minister briefed his French counterpart on the widespread destruction caused across Pakistan by unprecedented rainfall resulting in floods and landslides. The Foreign Minister informed that the floods have caused extensive lossRead More