Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Acute shortage of milk and food for children in flood-affected areas: PM Shehbaz Sharif

Acute shortage of milk and food for children in flood-affected areas: PM Shehbaz Sharif

NEW YORK (92 News) - Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan cannot deal with the calamity coming due to the climatic change.

In an interview with a foreign broadcasting company on Friday, he said that there is danger of three million children being affected by epidemic. "The aid given by the flood affectees by the world is very less. We need much more money for reconstruction of infrastructure and rehabilitation of the affectees," he added.

The prime minister said that there is an acute shortage of milk and food for children in the flood-affected areas. "I have visited the United Nations to apprise world about the devastation caused by the floods in Pakistan," he added.

PM Shehbaz Sharif said that carbon emission in Pakistan is less than one percent. "As many as 1,500 people have died in the floods. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that he had not witnessed such destruction in the past," he maintained.

In a tweet, PM Shehbaz Sharif said: "There is primarily one argument I made in my interview with Bloomberg. Given the vast scale and extent of destruction caused by the floods, the rich countries should consider giving debt relief to Pakistan so that we can stand up on our feet. Climate disaster is not of our making."

In another tweet, he said: “As I continued my interaction with world leaders on day three of the UNGA Session, there has been a massive outpouring of sympathy and solidarity with Pakistan on flood disaster. Time has come for world to translate this solidarity into concrete action to help Pakistan overcome this crisis.”