Saturday September 17, 2022

PM Urges Wealthy People to Come Forward to help Flood Affectees

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Saturday that millions of houses have been destroyed due to floods and millions of people were looking towards the wealthy.

Addressing a meeting to review the flood situation, and rescue and relief measures in the flood-hit areas prior to his departure to the United Kingdom and US at Nur Khan airbase, he appealed to the well-to-do segments of society to come forward and make arrangements for the supply of food items for the infants and nascent children in the flood-affected areas.

The prime minister also urged the wealthy to prepare blankets, quilts, and warm clothing as the winter season approached.

Shehabz urged them to make arrangements on their behalf or supply these much-needed items to the affected areas through well-established humanitarian bodies, provincial departments, and different centres set up by the armed forces across the country.

About his recent visit to Uzbekistan to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit, the prime minister apprised that all the heads and leaders of the SCO member states, Central Asian Republics, China, Turkiye and others had expressed solidarity and support to the flood victims of Pakistan for which he thanked them individually.

They had also inquired about further requirements and support, he said, adding that he told them that from their limited resources, they were also making arrangements and spending billions of rupees.

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