Federal minister hits out at Imran for holding public rallies amid Pakistan flood devastation
Pakistani Foreign Minister and Chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, has blasted former Prime Minister Imran Khan for holding political rallies despite the devastation caused by floods in the country. He said the Pakistani leader of Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was busy “scoring political points”.
In an interview with an international news network on Saturday, Bilawal said there will be time to do other activities, including politics, but for now it is time to help flood victims. “Our rivals, whether in government or in opposition, have always lacked interest in these issues,” he said in interviews quoted by The Express Tribune.
He said rain-related floods have wreaked havoc in Pakistan and the devastation has spread across the country. “The rain-related floods destroyed shelters, crops and everything. The provinces of Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit and Sindh were very badly affected. Sindh province suffered the worst disaster of all time,” he said. by The Express Tribune.
A United Nations relief agency in its report said that at least 2,18,000 homes have been completely destroyed and 458,000 homes have been damaged in the past two weeks during the floods in Pakistan. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 218,000 homes were completely destroyed, 458,000 homes damaged, 2 million acres of crops affected, 794,000 head of livestock lost, 937 dead and 1 343 injured in the past two weeks.
Meanwhile, the presidents of Turkey, Iran and the United Arab Emirates have called Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and expressed sympathy for the devastation caused by the floods. During a telephone conversation with Shehbaz Sharif, the President expressed his sorrow over the loss of life in the flash floods and assured full support to the government and people of Pakistan.
Unprecedented rainfall and floods have wreaked havoc in Pakistan. (ANI)
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