On Wednesday, Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif thanked his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for his concern over the material and human losses brought on by the terrible floods and assured him that his nation will be able to recover from the negative impacts of the natural disaster.
“Saddened to see the devastation caused by the floods in Pakistan. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, the injured and all those affected by this natural calamity and hope for an early restoration of normalcy,” Prime Minister Modi had tweeted.
Over 1,100 people have been killed and 33 million people, or one-seventh of the country’s population, have been displaced by floods brought on by severe monsoon rains in Pakistan. The destruction brought on by the floods in Pakistan grieved Prime Minister Modi, who expressed his hope for a speedy return to normalcy on Monday.
In order to deal with the record floods, the cash-strapped Pakistani government on Tuesday joined up with the UN to launch a rapid appeal for USD 160 million.
The highest monsoon rains ever recorded in a decade, according to the climate change ministry, have totally flooded more than a third of the nation.
The northern mountain tributaries of the nation, many of which have burst their banks as a result of record rains and melting glaciers, feed the Indus River, which runs through Sindh and Balochistan.
The flooding has impacted more than 33 million people, or one in seven Pakistanis.
About 500,000 of the displaced people are housed in formal camps, while the remainder had to fend for themselves.