Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday urged the global community to extend maximum help for comfort and rehabilitation of the flood-stricken people of Pakistan, assuring that each and every penny would be spent transparently.
The prime minister, in an interaction with the representatives of the foreign media, said, “I want to supply my solemn pledge and solemn commitment” that every penny would be spent in a transparent manner.
“Every penny will reach the needy. “There will be no wastage at all,” he guaranteed the people of Pakistan as well as the donors.
He stated the country was confronted with the “worst” flood scenario in its history that had killed over a thousand people, including 300 children, injured thousands more, displaced more than a million human beings and killed over a million animals.
He recalled the international community’s generous aid following the 2010 floods and predicted a similar response in the wake of the ongoing catastrophic situation.
He stated he thinking friendly countries had started sending remedy supplies, however “much more needed to be done” to overcome the situation. He stated the UN Flash Appeal had raised $160 million and referred to as for its multiplication to overcome the burgeoning needs.
The floods additionally washed away the standing crops, the prime minister said, and sought the worldwide community’s attention toward the contemporary needs of the flood-hit population, such as potable water, tents, mosquito nets, and clinical treatment.
He stated all, including the federal and provincial governments, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDM), provincial disaster management authorities, and the Pakistan Army, had been in action for the rescue and remedy of the flood victims.
He stated the relevant authorities had been additionally actively engaged in the restore of the road infrastructure as the flash floods had damaged thousands of kilometres of roads throughout the country. He stated owing to the destruction of roads, Quetta had misplaced connectivity with Sindh.
He stated the broken avenue infrastructure additionally led to impediments in the furnish of fundamental requirements to the flood-hit population.
He stated the pervasive catastrophic flood state of affairs additionally adversely impacted the economy, including to the burden on the countrywide kitty.
He stated the authorities used to be the usage of most sources for alleviation and rehabilitation of the human beings who had been presently being furnished with their instant needs, which includes shelter, tents, mosquito nets, potable water, and clinical treatment.
The top minister instructed the media that the remedy operation was once going on throughout the country. Dozens of helicopters and boats have been additionally in motion to rescue and relocate the affected people, barring imparting remedy items.
“This wants to be accomplished on a tons larger scale,” he remarked, citing the magnitude of the challenge.
He stated a National Flood Response and Coordination Center had been constituted for an wonderful and rapid remedy and rehabilitation operation and coordination with donor agencies.
To a question, the top minister stated the us of a had acquired three to 4 instances extra rain this 12 months and certain the human beings that the authorities would redirect its improvement spending for the rehabilitation of the people.