Friday, September 30, 2022

PM Shehbaz Sharif urges global agencies to help Pakistan

PM Shehbaz Sharif urges global agencies to help Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has urged the United Nations, UNICEF and other global agencies to support Pakistan as the climate-induced calamities have adversely affected the country's children.

In a tweet, the prime minister said that over 400 children died in recent floods which make up one-third of the overall death toll.

He expressed regret the children are exposed to a greater risk of water-borne diseases.

He said a Pakistan battles one of the worst climate-induced calamities, among the most adversely affected are children.

It is pertinent here to mention that the death toll from torrential monsoon rains and floods since the onset of the rainy season across the country has reached 1,290. Almost 53 thousand 700 citizens were affected in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, 91 lakh 82 thousand 616 in Balochistan, 43 lakh 50 thousand 490 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 51 thousand 500 in Gilgit-Baltistan. Similarly, 48 lakh 44 thousand 253 citizens were affected in Punjab and 1 crore 45 lakh 63 thousand 770 citizens in Sindh.