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Day: August 30, 2022

US leaders express solidarity with flood victims in Pakistan 

English, Official News
`Islamabad, August 30, 2022 (PPI-OT):The US leaders have expressed their solidarity with the flood victims in Pakistan. In his tweet after telephonic conversation with Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Masood Khan, US State Department Counselor Derek Chollet said his country stands with Pakistan at this difficult hour. In her letter to US President Joe Biden, Senator Sheila Jackson requested immediate provision of assistance including material, equipment and technical assistance to Pakistan to support efforts to bring relief to the hardest hit areas of the country. Ranking Member of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Senator Jim Risch and Senator Ted Cruz also expressed their sympathies with the flood victims. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Masood Khan has written letters...

PAF expands rescue operations to flood-affected areas of KP 

English, Official News
Islamabad, August 30, 2022 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has expanded rescue operations to the flood-affected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Eight hundred people from Kheski village and Nowshera Kalan of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were rescued and moved to safety. Additionally, fourteen hundred affected people have been housed in field camps of Risalpur where they are being provided with free medical treatment, food and shelter. Free ration and medical relief camps have also been established by the PAF in Naltar valley. In the last twenty-four hours, 13960 cooked food packs, 924 ration packs carrying basic food items and commodities were distributed amongst the needy families. Moreover, 804 patients were also attended by the medical teams at PAF field hospitals. For more information, contact: Mi...

Chinese President, Premier express solidarity with Pakistan flood victims

English, Official News
Islamabad, August 30, 2022 (PPI-OT):Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang have expressed grief and solidarity with the Pakistani leadership and people over human and financial losses caused by floods in the country. The special message of the Chinese leadership was delivered by Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong to President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. Expressing his good wishes for the Chinese President and the Premier, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said the Chinese leadership and people as always has demonstrated its friendship and open heartedness for Pakistan. China has announced an aid of one hundred million Yuan for the flood victims of Pakistan. It has donated twenty five thousand tents and other relief goods. The first consignment of three hundr...

PM calls for making Pakistan self-sufficient through structural reforms

English, Official News
Islamabad, August 30, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said Pakistan must break out of economic straitjacket saying it is only possible through structural reforms. In a tweet on Tuesday, he said the revival of the IMF program, though critical to our economy, is not an end in itself. He said it offers a pathway to reorient our economy. He said we will have to work hard to make it self-sufficient. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan Tel: +92-51-9103557 Email: info@moib.gov.pk Website: http://www.moib.gov.pk

COAS to visit flood-affected areas in Swat today 

English, Official News
Islamabad, August 30, 2022 (PPI-OT):Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa is visiting flood affected areas in Swat on Tuesday to get an on ground update about evacuation and relief operations of stranded people in Kurmat, Kalam and surrounding areas. According to the ISPR, eighty-two helicopter sorties have been conducted in flood affected areas of the country for rescue and relief operation. Twenty seven helicopter sorties evacuated three hundred and sixteen stranded individuals and delivered over 23, 000 tons of ration and relief items during the last twenty four hours. Meanwhile, seven military aircraft carrying relief goods from Turkey arrived in Karachi and three military aircraft arrived from the UAE in Rawalpindi. Two aircraft from China, carrying three thousand tents, will ...

‘2022 Pakistan Floods Response Plan’ being launched today

English, Official News
Islamabad, August 30, 2022 (PPI-OT):The “2022 Pakistan Floods Response Plan” is being launched by government of Pakistan and the United Nations (UN) simultaneously in Islamabad and Geneva on Tuesday. Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will deliver the keynote address at the launch event being hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, followed by a video message from Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres. Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Ahsan Iqbal, will also deliver remarks in his capacity as the Chairperson of the “Relief Coordination Committee” constituted by the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The Floods Response Plan has been prepared in close coordination with NDMA. Chairman NDMA L. Gen Akhtar Nawaz will also bri...