Ahsan asks opp not to create hurdles in flood relief activities

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Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal Friday asked Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) not to create hurdles in the government’s efforts in seeking support and aid from the world for the relief and rehabilitation activities in flood hit areas of the country. He said Pakistan was facing the worst devastation and it needed the world assistance to revive economy and reconstruction in the wake of massive floods. Addressing a press briefing here, the minister who also oversees National Flood Response and Cooperation Center distressed over the irresponsible attitude of the opposition who was making fun of the government for seeking assistance from the world.

Today, Sheikh Rasheed had said that the government was begging from the world, but in fact we are seeking our right as the devastated floods occurred as a result of climate change and carbon emission which is international issue, he said adding that Pakistan contribution in the international carbon emission was even less than one percent. —INP

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