Tuesday, August 16, 2022

PM Imran offers India humanitarian assistance for flood-stricken Kerala state

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ISLAMABAD: Expressing grief over the loss of lives in floods in the Indian state of Kerala, Prime Minister Imran Khan has offered the neighbouring country to provide humanitarian assistance.

“On behalf of the people of Pakistan, we extend our prayers and best wishes to those who have been devastated by the floods in Kerala, India,” he said in a tweet message.

He offered to provide any humanitarian assistance that may be needed.

The devastating floods in Kerala have left over 400 dead in a fortnight and displaced one million people.

This should be noted that the New Delhi government has earlier infuriated the Kerala administration by rejecting the cash offer from the wealthy Gulf state.

Leaders of flood-stricken Kerala state angrily hit out at India’s national government Thursday for rejecting a $100 million aid offer from the United Arab Emirates as more people entered relief camps to escape the devastation.

More than 1.3 million people have now packed into temporary camps even though the floods, which have left at least 420 dead and missing, are fast receding.

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