Pakistan asks for flood relief activities: Foreign Office

20:41, August 12, 2010      

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Pakistan is chalking out a strategy to mobilize international community and overseas Pakistanis to raise funds for relief activities of the flood affected people, Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit said Thursday.

The spokesman told a weekly briefing in Islamabad that Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is also visiting flood-affected areas of south Punjab along with foreign envoys to mobilize international community for providing assistance to Pakistan for the affected people.

He said the United Nations has already launched an appeal of 459 million dollars to support flood affected people and we are confident that the international community will respond positively to this appeal by donating generously.

Answering a question, he said there is no danger of instability of the government due to recent floods. He said people of Pakistan have the courage and resilience to handle such challenges and they have shown it at many occasions including 2005 earthquake and overcoming terrorists in Swat and Malakand.

Source: Xinhua


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