Gilani seeks international help for rehabilitation of Sindh flood victims
Islamabad, Sept 11(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has urged the international institutions, the world community and the people at home and abroad to extend full support and cooperation to the government in tackling the Sindh rain calamity.
Addressing the nation on television and radio, Gilani also appealed to the country's political and democratic forces to fully cooperate with the government in helping the distressed Pakistanis in Sindh by keeping their political differences aside.
He also mentioned President Asif Ali Zardari's appeal to the international community through the United Nations, and called upon international institutions to help the rain-affected people.
"We believe that the international institutions and the world community by giving serious consideration to the President's appeal will take immediate steps on human grounds and speed up their efforts for the rehabilitation of affected people," the Dawn quoted Gilani, as saying.
In his address, the prime minister highlighted the devastation caused by the heavy rains and said that the "affected people, currently at relief camps under the open sky, are waiting for immediate assistance."
Weeks of monsoon rains have killed 141 people and displaced over four million others in southern Sindh province.
Moreover, flash floods have caused widespread damage in 21 districts and destroyed crops over 1.7 million acres of land in Sindh, where hundreds of thousands of people are still suffering from the last year's devastating floods. (ANI)
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