PM urges world to provide assistance to flood-hit Afghans

Prime Minister, Shahbaz Sharif has expressed solidarity with the people of Afghanistan facing loss of lives due to severe floods in ten provinces.

In a statement on Thursday, the prime minister said we are with the Afghan people in this difficult hour and will provide them every possible assistance.

He said directions have been issued to send an emergency aid to the affected population.

The Prime Minister called upon international community to come forward and provide emergency assistance to the Afghan people in the wake of devastating floods.

He also urged Organization of Islamic Cooperation to intensify its efforts in assisting the affected Afghan people through the Afghan Humanitarian Trust Forum.

Shehbaz Sharif said floods could worsen the situation of ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and said if timely action is not taken, the number of casualties could go up.

He said the international community, particularly the United Nations, should launch a programme to help the people of Afghanistan by providing food, medical aid and shelter to the displaced people.

It is pertinent to mention that at least 20 people died and 30 others injured in flash floods caused by heavy rains in more than 10 provinces of Afghanistan.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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