New York (92 News) – Prime Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has appealed to the world community to help the flood victims.
Presiding over an online meeting of concerned officials to review the pace of various flood relief and rehabilitation activities in flood-affected areas across Pakistan, the Prime Minister said that due to the widespread devastation caused by the floods, the humanitarian crisis in Pakistan can’t face Challenge alone with your limited resources. “I appeal to the international community, international organizations like the World Bank and the IMF and other friendly countries to assist them and provide the necessary relief to the flood victims.”
“Government will provide subsidy to manufacturers of Panadol and Paracetamol to make them affordable to people.”
Expressing his views, the Prime Minister said that he had fruitful meetings with the President of the World Bank and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and had extensive discussions on the flood situation in Pakistan. He expressed grief over the loss and assured Pakistan of all possible help and support.
The Prime Minister said he had warned that millions of vulnerable children are deprived of essential nutrients and may fall ill with diseases such as diarrhoea. He also reviewed the distribution of food items, tents and medicines in the affected areas. He ordered the authorities concerned to use all available means to distribute essential food items, especially baby food, to the affected areas on an emergency basis.
Further, the Prime Minister directed the concerned federal and state departments to intensify their efforts to make roads, railways, bridges and other infrastructure operational at the earliest.