On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, through a tweet, expressed that he was pained to witness the destruction caused by the floods in Pakistan. He further added that he hopes for things to become normal as soon as possible. “Saddened to see the devastation caused by the floods in Pakistan. We extend our sincere condolences to the families of the victims, the injured and all those impacted by this natural calamity and hope for an early restoration of normalcy,” PM Modi said through a tweet.
The death caused by devastating floods in Pakistan crossed the almost 1,100 mark on Monday. Pakistan’s government led by Shehbaz Sharif appealed for aid to deal with the crises that have displaced about 33 million or one-seventh of the total country’s population. Sherry Rehman who is the Climate Change Minister of Pakistan called it the “monster monsoon of the decade,” while Finance Minister Miftah Ismail stated the floods have impacted the economy and have cost Pakistan USD 10 billion.
According to the most recent figures released on Monday by the Government Disaster Management Authority, the primary national organisation responsible for dealing with natural disasters stated that at least 1,061 people have lost their lives and 1,575 have been harmed. The report further said that about 992,871 houses were either totally or partially damaged which ultimately left nearly a million without food, clean drinking water, shelter and other basic necessities. Almost 7,19,558 livestock also died due to millions of fertile farmland being flooded by weeks of constant rains.
Officials also added that the final death toll could be much higher. Additionally, a thousand of villages in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province remain cut off from the other part of the country as rivers have destroyed roads and bridges. The Energy Ministry told that restoring power in Sindh and Balochistan provinces remains their topmost priority. Pakistan which is currently unable to cope with one of the worst tragedies also sought international help and the world gave them a positive response by providing humanitarian assistance along with positive messages coming from several countries.
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