Islamabad/Beijing 30 August 2022 (TD): The President of China, Xi Jinping, and Premier Li Keqiang’s sent a special message to the President of Pakistan Arif Alvi as well as the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shahbaz Sharif.

In the message, the Chinese leadership expressed deep solidarity with Pakistan’s leadership and people over the loss of lives and property due to floods in Pakistan.

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Ambassador Nong Rong conveyed the message of the Chinese President and Prime Minister to the Pakistani leadership.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on his part extended best wishes to Chinese President Xi Jinping as well as Premier Li Keqiang. He stated that as always, the leadership and people of China have shown friendship and generosity to Pakistan.

Along these lines, he thanked the Chinese leadership. China has announced 100 million yuan (RMB) aid for Pakistan’s flood victims. Aside from that, it will donate 25,000 tents and other relief materials.

In this context, Chinese Air Force flights carrying the first batch of 300 tents will arrive in Karachi today as well as tomorrow. While Ambassador Nong Rong will hand over relief materials to Pakistani authorities in Karachi.

The Economic Affairs Division of Pakistan will be formally informed on the return of the Chinese Ambassador from Karachi regarding the provision of assistance to the flood victims by China.

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Floods in Pakistan

Flash floods caused by extremely strong monsoon rains have killed more than a thousand people in Pakistan over the past month, with rural towns in the impoverished southwestern region of Balochistan among the hardest impacted.

The government has established aid and relief camps in flood-affected areas, with the goal of relocating families and providing food and medicine.

Aside from the fatalities, the water has destroyed many homes, according to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).