PM lauds EU’s support worth 2.15 million Euros for flood affectees

President European Council Charles Michel has expressed condolence and solidarity with the government and people of Pakistan over the loss of precious lives and material damage due to devastating floods in the country.

He was telephonically talking to Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister thanked the EU President for his expression of solidarity and appreciated the EU's support of 2.15 million Euros for flood affectees in Pakistan.

Briefing the EU President about the widespread destruction in the country due to unprecedented rains, the Prime Minister said the floods have caused extensive loss of human lives, livelihoods, livestock, crops, property and infrastructure.

He stated with concern that the floods situation is likely to deteriorate further as rains are expected to continue in areas already inundated by over two months of floods.

Shehbaz Sharif also apprised the EU President of the efforts by the government including large scale humanitarian response for affected people through immediate dispatch and distribution of food, medicine and relief material.

He said the government has also established a Relief Fund for the flood victims and made arrangements for overseas people to donate to the flood relief efforts.

The Prime Minister expressed the hope that the international community would contribute towards meeting the funding requirements endorsed by the United Nations under the 'UN Flash Appeal' launched on Tuesday.

Source: Radio Pakistan