Nepal to provide relief materials worth Rs 20 million to flood-hit Pakistan

The government has decided to provide relief materials worth Rs 20 million to flood-ravaged Pakistan.

The country has been severely affected by floods and landslides which have killed nearly 1,400 people and displaced more than a million, according to media reports.

The Nepal government has decided to provide relief materials to the Pakistani government following a Cabinet decision on September 6 to that effect, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement on Monday.

Hard on the heels of the disaster, the government of Pakistan has appealed to the international community for an “immense humanitarian response”. According to the initial government estimate, the floods have caused damages worth $10bn.

“The scale of devastation is massive and requires an immense humanitarian response for 33 million people. For this, I appeal to my fellow Pakistanis, Pakistan expatriates and the international community to help Pakistan in this hour of need,” Federal Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal said in a recent press conference in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.

Nepal government has expressed deep sorrow and sympathy over the loss of lives and properties caused by the floods, the home ministry said in a statement. The government has extended condolences to those who perished in the floods and has wished for speedy recovery of the injured. 

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