Pakistan’s Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque has highly appreciated China’s timely assistance to flood control and disaster relief efforts being carried out by the Pakistani government in flood-hit areas in Pakistan.
In an interview with China Economic Net (CEN) Moin ul Haque said Pakistan is facing unprecedented floods in all the provinces and regions of Pakistan. Over 1000 deaths have been reported so far and a number of villages have been washed away while standing crops have been destroyed.
“China has always been standing with Pakistan in these difficult times. The support which has been provided by China and its organisations is very timely and very valuable. This time also China is stepping forward and this is just a first step” he added.
The ambassador hoped in addition to the announcement made by China more Chinese assistance will be coming in the future.
He informed that thousands of livestock have been killed by the floods caused by heavy monsoon rains. The situation is quite serious in the country and as per the estimates of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) more than 30 million people have been affected in Pakistan. “We are very grateful to the government of China and the very timely announcement of assistance to Pakistan in the shape of tents and shelters will be certainly dispatched to Pakistan shortly” the ambassador mentioned.
He further said that the Chinese government Chinese institutions and other organisations are approaching the embassy for not only the expression of solidarity but also offering their help in terms of donations and any other assistance that they can provide like dry food and medicines.—INP