Islamabad, 27 August 2022 (TDI): Canada’s High Commissioner, Wendy Gilmour, expressed her deep condolences to the people of Pakistan on the floods.

The past few years have impacted the climate globally, leading to climate-related calamities worldwide. Wendy Gilmour expressed deep condolences to people who are affected by floods in Pakistan. Gilmour said that she is confident that the people of Pakistan will overcome the aftermath of this natural disaster.

She added that she believes that Pakistan can restore stability with the help of the international community.

Moreover, Canada’s High Commissioner affirmed that her country stands in solidarity with Pakistan in this challenging time. Additionally, in the time of crisis, Canada’s Development Authority is working with humanitarian partners in Pakistan to support the most vulnerable and directly-affected population.

Floods in Pakistan

Pakistan has already received 95% of its required regular monsoon rainfall. However, the heavy rains still continue to affect most parts of the country, especially in Balochistan and KPK.

Approximately 900 people have lost their lives with 1343 being injured. Meanwhile, over 1.5 million are in the need of rehabilitation. The loss of life caused by the floods this season is double the amount as compared to the floods of 2010-2011.

In addition, 670328 houses have been damaged. Moreover, mudslides and landslides have curbed tourism and the revenue generated from it.

Earlier, the Climate Minister of Pakistan, Sherry Rehman, said that country was going through its eighth monsoon cycle while normally the country only has three to four monsoon cycles.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shahbaz Sharif, also expressed his deep condolence to the people of Sindh, Balochistan, and KPK. Moreover, the Prime Minister also went to flood-stricken areas to provide the flood victims with food and other basic necessities.