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Pakistan PM Shahbaz Sharif promises compensation for flood victims

Pakistan’s prime minister says his government will ensure that people are compensated for homes lost in the country’s worst floods to date, which have killed 1,481 people since mid-June.

Pakistan’s prime minister says his government will ensure that people are compensated for homes lost in the country’s worst floods to date, which have killed 1,481 people since mid-June.

Pakistan’s prime minister on Wednesday promised the country’s homeless people that the government would ensure they were paid to rebuild the country and return to their lives. worst flood ever,

With winter just weeks away, half a million people are living in camps after being displaced by the floods, which destroyed 1.7 million homes. So far, the priority of the government has been to provide food, tents and cash to the victims. Floods have killed 1,481 people and affected 33 million people since mid-June.

“We will do our best to help you financially so that you can rebuild homes” and return to normal life, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif told several families living in tents and makeshift homes in Balochistan’s Suhbatpur city. And the crops will get compensation from the government,” he said in his televised comments.

Mr Sharif told dozens of school children studying in tents in Suhbatpur town with the help of UN children’s agency UNICEF that they would get a new school in the next two months.

“Pakistan has never seen such a large climate-induced devastation. It was painful to see villages, towns and cities inundated,” Mr Sharif told a gathering of lawyers in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Mr Sharif said the winter season would begin in Pakistan after 15 days, and “then another challenge for the flood victims would be how to survive in the harsh cold as they were currently living in tents in the summer.”

He said that providing clean drinking water to the flood affected people has also become a challenge.

The floods have destroyed 70% of wheat, cotton and other crops in Pakistan. Initially, Pakistan estimated that the flood caused $10 billion in damages, but now the government says the economic damage is much greater. The United Nations has urged the international community, especially those responsible for climate change, to send more aid to Pakistan.

Monsoon rains have washed away entire villages, bridges and roads, leaving thousands homeless. At one point, a third of the country’s territory was inundated with water.

Many experts have blamed climate change for the damage related to the unprecedented rains in Pakistan.

Also on Wednesday, Pakistan’s Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman told a gathering of parliamentarians from Asia Pacific in the capital Islamabad that the whole world is facing a threat from climate change, saying “nobody knows the limits.”

He called on other countries to reduce emissions to avoid the damage that their country is facing now.

Meanwhile, the first planeload of aid from Saudi Arabia reached Pakistan overnight.

So far, UN agencies and various countries including the United States have sent around 90 payloads of aid.

On Wednesday, Julian Harnis, who is the UN’s resident coordinator in Pakistan, told a news conference that member states have so far pledged $150 million in response to a $160 million emergency appeal.

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