UN Chief leaves Pakistan after concluding two-day visit

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has left after concluding his two-day visit to Pakistan.He paid the visit on 9th and 10th of this month to show solidarity with the people of Pakistan who are braving a colossal climate-induced natural …

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has left after concluding his two-day visit to Pakistan.

He paid the visit on 9th and 10th of this month to show solidarity with the people of Pakistan who are braving a colossal climate-induced natural disaster caused by unprecedented rains and floods across the country.

During his visit he called for substantial and sustained support and solidarity from the international community to overcome the enormous challenges posed by the unprecedented climate induced floods in Pakistan.

Besides high-level meetings, briefings, interactions with displaced people, UN country representatives, civil society and media, he also visited flood affected areas of Sindh and Balochistan, where he was given an overview of the rescue and relief efforts of the Government of Pakistan and national and international partners. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif accompanied him during his visit to flood-hit areas.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan has received 66 flights carrying relief goods from friendly countries so far: FO

Pakistan has so far received 66 flights from friendly countries and international organizations carrying relief goods for flood victims.According to Foreign Office Spokesperson, United Arab Emirates sent thirty one flights, Turkiye eleven, China four, …

Pakistan has so far received 66 flights from friendly countries and international organizations carrying relief goods for flood victims.

According to Foreign Office Spokesperson, United Arab Emirates sent thirty one flights, Turkiye eleven, China four, Qatar four, USA five, one each by France, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Jordan.

United Nations Children’s Fund has also sent two flights, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees three and World Food Programme dispatched two flights for flood affected people of Pakistan.

Source: Radio Pakistan

COAS visits far flung areas of interior Sindh in Dadu district

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited far flung areas of interior Sindh in Dadu district.According to the ISPR, the Army Chief spent time with flood affected people in relief and medical camps.COAS directed the formation for providing 5…

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited far flung areas of interior Sindh in Dadu district.

According to the ISPR, the Army Chief spent time with flood affected people in relief and medical camps.

COAS directed the formation for providing 5000 tents to flood affected people of Dadu and surrounding areas. He also interacted with troops busy in rescue and relief activities.

Later, COAS was flown for aerial reconnaissance of flood affected areas of Dadu , Khairpur Nathan Shah, Johi, Meher and Manchar Lake.

Later, talking to media in Dadu, General Qamar Javed Bajwa said Dadu is the most affected area. He said Manchar lake and Hamal lake, which have around hundred kilometre distance between them, have been merged.

The Army Chief said rescue work in other parts of the country has ended except Dadu. He expressed hope that people from Sindh will also come forward their brothers and sisters.

He said international community is also helping Pakistan generously.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa said Pakistan needs to be prepared for heavy rains cycles. He said army engineering corps has been assigned the task to prepare a plan to cope with such situation in future. He stressed on the need to develop drainage system.

To a question, he said our carbon emission in the world is less than one percent. He said world should have a collective approach to address the issue of global warming.

Source: Radio Pakistan

PM Shehbaz thanks Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan for donation of flood victims

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has thanked UAE’s Minister for Tolerance Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan for his generous donation for flood victims of Pakistan.In a telephonic conversation with the UAE Minister today (Sunday), the Prime Minister said …

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has thanked UAE’s Minister for Tolerance Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan for his generous donation for flood victims of Pakistan.

In a telephonic conversation with the UAE Minister today (Sunday), the Prime Minister said Pakistan will always remember this generous help.

He said donation of Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan will help in rescue, relief and rehabilitation of flood victims.

The Prime Minister apprised the Minister of relief efforts being carried out in flood affected areas.

Earlier, Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan had donated ten million US dollars for flood victims.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Govt provided Rs70b for flood victims, Rs50b more in pipeline: Miftah

Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Miftah Ismail has said that government had given 70 billion rupees for relief and rehabilitation of flood-affected people.He was talking to media persons after a meeting with office-bearers of All Pakistan Texti…

Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Miftah Ismail has said that government had given 70 billion rupees for relief and rehabilitation of flood-affected people.

He was talking to media persons after a meeting with office-bearers of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association in Lahore.

Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique and APTMA Group Leader Dr Gohar Ejaz also accompanied him.

Miftah said that another 50 billion rupees would be provided for the flood affectees. He mentioned that 33 million Pakistanis are currently living under the open sky, asserting that Prime Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif is working day and night for early rehabilitation of the flood victims.

The prime minister would soon hold meetings with industrialists and business community in this regard.

He said that APTMA has deposited Rs400million into the Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund, and the Association would also donate one billion rupees more for the flood-stricken brothers and sisters.

On this occasion, Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique expressed gratitude to all the countries which have helped Pakistan in this time of difficulty and tragedy.

The APTMA Group Leader Dr Gohar Ejaz said that the Association would also donate 150,000 ration bags to the flood victims for one month.

Source: Radio Pakistan

National mourning to be observed on death of Queen Elizabeth II

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has approved to observe national mourning tomorrow on the death of Queen Elizabeth II.The cabinet division has been directed to take relevant measures in this regard.Source: Radio Pakistan

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has approved to observe national mourning tomorrow on the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The cabinet division has been directed to take relevant measures in this regard.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Iraq announces to increase no. of visas for Pakistani Zaireen

Iraq has announced to increase the number of visas for Pakistani Zaireen and open all entry points for them.The announcement was made by Iraqi Interior Minister Othman Ali Farhood Moshir Al-Ghanimi during a telephonic conversation with Pakistani counte…

Iraq has announced to increase the number of visas for Pakistani Zaireen and open all entry points for them.

The announcement was made by Iraqi Interior Minister Othman Ali Farhood Moshir Al-Ghanimi during a telephonic conversation with Pakistani counterpart Rana Sanaullah today.

Earlier, Rana Sanaullah had requested his Iraqi counterpart to allow five thousand stranded Pakistani Zaireen at Iran border to enter Iraq.

He also requested for issuance of special visas to Pakistani Zaireen wishing to visit Iraq for upcoming Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and to permanently open Iran-Iraq border for them.

Source: Radio Pakistan