Friday September 09, 2022

USAID Administrator Calls On Army Chief

RAWALPINDI: The Administrator of USAID – USA Samantha Power called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General at General Headquarters (GHQ) today.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest and collaboration in humanitarian measures were discussed.

US AID Administrator Samantha Power expressed grief over the devastation caused by ongoing floods in Pakistan and offered sincere condolence to the families of victims.

She offered full support to the people of Pakistan. She also appreciated Pakistan Army’s efforts for assisting civil administration and flood-affected populations in rescue and relief efforts in areas hit by recent floods.

COAS thanked for USA’s support and reiterated that assistance from our global partners shall be vital in the rescue and rehabilitation of the victims.

On September 8, Administrator Samantha Power began her trip to Pakistan by visiting Sindh province to view the extensive flood damage, meet with people of Pakistan affected by one of the country’s worst-ever natural disasters and speak with those on the ground responding to the crisis.

The Administrator began her day by joining the Pakistani military and USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team leader for a flyover of Sindh province, the disaster’s epicentre, to view the extent of the damage and destruction to homes, roads, bridges, and farmland caused by severe flooding, as well as landslides and glacial lake outbursts, according to the USAID Acting Spokesperson Shejal Pulivarti.

Power then visited Dadu District, in southern Pakistan, where she met with flood survivors and spoke with families who were forced to leave their homes and livelihoods.

The Administrator also spoke with Pakistani military officials leading the response about their most acute needs, the status of ongoing rescue work and projections on water movement and future displacement.

Administrator Power then travelled to Sukkur where she met with Pakistani military members as well as US military members who had just arrived on a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster cargo aircraft.

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