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Pakistan reopens major highway to help flood victims

The crisis affected more than 33 million people and displaced more than half a million people who are still living in tents and makeshift homes.

The crisis affected more than 33 million people and displaced more than half a million people who are still living in tents and makeshift homes.

Pakistani engineers and soldiers on Thursday cleared a major highway that will enable aid workers to expedite supplies to survivors of a devastating flood that left thousands homeless and killed 1,486.

Traffic between the flood-hit city of Quetta and southern Sindh province was disrupted for weeks as floods damaged a major highway. The blockade forced the army to provide aid to the victims by helicopters and boats.

As they reopened the road, engineers in the flood-hit Balochistan provinces also restored power supply to millions of people, according to a government statement. And the fatal toll of the disaster became more apparent. The United Nations Children’s Agency said on Thursday that 528 children were among those killed in the floods.

The National Center for Flood Response and Coordination said the worst-ever floods destroyed 390 bridges and washed away more than 12,000 km of roads across the country. The government’s response to the floods was affected by the flooding of roads and people complained that they were still waiting for the government’s help.

The crisis affected more than 33 million people and displaced more than half a million people who are still living in tents and makeshift homes. Water has destroyed 70% of wheat, cotton and other crops in Pakistan. At one time, one-third of the country’s territory was submerged,

Initially, Pakistan estimated that the flood caused $10 billion in damages, but now many economists say the cost is as much as $30 billion in damages. This is more than five times the amount the government of Pakistan received under the 2019 bailout signed with the International Monetary Fund.

The Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday that so far 100 flights from various countries and international aid agencies have delivered much-needed supplies to Pakistan. The United Nations weeks ago urged the international community to generously support Pakistan in its relief, rescue and rehabilitation operations.

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