Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday called on the international community, philanthropists and charities to help Pakistan meet the major challenge of relief and rehabilitation after the worst floods devastated many parts of the country, 24NewsHD TV channel reported.
In his video statement on the country’s flooding situation, broadcast from New York, Shehbaz Sharif said he has reviewed steps being taken to provide assistance to the people displaced by the worst flooding in the country’s history. He especially appealed to the manufacturers of children’s food to distribute it in the disaster-affected areas so that no child is left without food.
The prime minister said the devastation caused by the floods needed the attention of the international community to help Pakistan meet the major challenge of relief and rehabilitation. “Pakistan is going through difficult times and the devastation wrought by floods, which is clear to the world, needs serious attention,” he said.
Recent floods in Pakistan have flooded a third of the country, causing massive damage to lives, infrastructure, livestock and crops.
The prime minister, who is in New York to attend the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, said he was in contact with relevant authorities in Pakistan dealing with relief and recovery efforts after the floods.
While interacting with world leaders, Shehbaz Sharif said he emphasized the plight of the people affected by the flood, including children. He urged the local baby food companies to provide the required amount of the product to be supplied to the children in the flooded areas.
Shehbaz also emphasized increasing the baby food donation to address the shortage of supplies.
He praised the federal and provincial governments, in addition to the armed forces and the National Disaster Management Authority, in conducting rescue, relief and rehabilitation activities in the flood plains.