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Day: September 3, 2022

Government will leave no stone unturned to bring normalcy back in lives of flood affectees: Ahsan

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 03, 2022 (PPI-OT):Minister for Planning and Development has assured that the government will leave no stone unturned to bring normalcy back in the lives of flood affected people of the country. Briefing the media persons at National Flood Response and Coordination Center in Islamabad today (Saturday), he also made a fervent appeal to the international community, countrymen and expatriate Pakistanis to help Pakistan in this hour of need. Ahsan Iqbal said Pakistan is facing a massive climatic disaster and human tragedy, which is an outcome of environmental degradation. He pointed out that Pakistan’s carbon emissions are less than one percent but it is the seventh most vulnerable country for climatic disaster. He said the scale of devastation warrants a major humani...

Pakistan values French assistance for flood victims: Qadir Patel 

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 03, 2022 (PPI-OT):A French aircraft carrying relief goods for the flood affected people of Pakistan arrived in Islamabad today [Saturday]. Minister for National Health Services Abdul Qadir Patel received the assistance at Islamabad International Airport. Speaking on the occasion, Abdul Qadir Patel expressed his gratitude to the French government for standing by Pakistan and extending support to it in this difficult hour. Abdul Qadir Patel said that the relief goods sent by France also include medicines and big dewatering pumps. He said France has also sent a team of doctors and experts. The Minister said Pakistan values French assistance for flood victims. Abdul Qadir Patel said the federal government in coordination with provincial governments is working tirelessly fo...

United Nations intensifies drive to distribute relief materials to flood-hit people

English, Misc., Official News
Islamabad, September 03, 2022 (PPI-OT):The United Nations has intensified drive to distribute relief materials to flood-hit people in Pakistan. UN Spokesperson Era Kaneko in a briefing in New York said that the world body has also deployed 14 mobile clinics to provide health care services in impacted areas. The United Nations and its humanitarian partners have provided food aid to 300,000 people and clean water to 55,000 in flood-devastated areas of the country. It has delivered more than 71,000 emergency relief items including tents, plastic tarpaulins, cooking stoves, blankets, solar lamps and sleeping mats to refugee and host communities in the country. Over 1.1 million houses have now been damaged or destroyed and more than 470,000 people are living in camps. In total, over 5,000 kilom...

President urges people to play role for reconstruction of damaged infrastructure in flood

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 03, 2022 (PPI-OT):President Dr. Arif Alvi has urged all stakeholders to mobilize the people, businesses, civil society and humanitarian organizations to play their due role for rehabilitation of flood victims and reconstruction of damaged infrastructure. Talking to senior journalists in Islamabad, he also called upon all political parties to pause politics and focus on providing relief to the flood affected people of Pakistan. The developed world, being the major contributor to global warming and climate change, should proportionally bear the burden of rescue and relief operations, reconstruction of damaged communication infrastructure, rebuilding the destroyed houses and compensating the people for lost property, livestock and standing crops. The President also emphas...

Prime Minister thanks KSA, UAE, CZ for support to flood affected people 

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 03, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has thanked Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Czech Republic for their support to the people affected by floods in Pakistan. In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister thanked Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed Bin Salman for ordering relief goods for the flood victims in Pakistan. He said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are bounded in a relationship of love. This assistance is a sign that we feel each other’s pain. He also expressed gratitude to UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for the announcement of 50 million UAE Dirham for flood affectees in Pakistan. The UAE continues to lead the humanitarian effort, a sign of the brotherly bond between our two nations. The Prime Minister thanked the C...

Pakistan Meteorological Department forecasts weak monsoon currents from Arabian Sea are penetrating upper and central parts of the country 

English, Official News, Press Information Department
Islamabad, September 03, 2022 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecasted that weak monsoon currents from Arabian Sea are penetrating upper and central parts of the country which subsequently cause rain-wind / thundershowers with isolated heavy falls in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, Northern Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan and AJK from 3 Sep (Saturday) to 6 Sep (Tuesday). For more information, contact: Principal Information Officer, Press Information Department (PID) Tel: +92-51-9252323, +92-51-9252324 Fax: +92-51-9252325, +92-51-9252326 Email: piopid@gmail.com Website: www.pid.gov.pk The post Pakistan Meteorological Department forecasts weak monsoon currents from Arabian Sea are penetrating upper and central parts of the country  appeared first on Official News Pakistan.