Astana, 14 January 2023 (TDI): It has been decided by the decree of the government of Kazakhstan to provide additional financial assistance to Pakistan. The order is dated 6 January 2023.

The aid will include the amount of 500 thousand US dollars to assist in the elimination of the disastrous aftermath of the floods in Pakistan in the monsoon of 2022. The floods led to numerous casualties and immense infrastructure damage.

Notably, the Government of Pakistan received the first installment of financial humanitarian aid from the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in August 2022.

During bilateral meetings in 2022 between Kazakhstan’s President, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, and Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif the parties discussed the current difficult situation in the flood-impacted areas of Pakistan.

The issue was also discussed during the official visits by Kazakhstan delegations led by Yerlan Koshanov, Majilis Chairman of the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Parliament, and Serik Zhumangarin, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Trade and Integration of Kazakhstan.

Following the conclusion of the negotiations, President, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, directed the Government of Kazakhstan to deliver additional humanitarian assistance to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

2022 Floods in Pakistan 

Extreme monsoon rains lashed Pakistan since mid-June 2022, causing the worst flooding the nation has experienced in ten years.

More than 33 million people have been affected by the floods, and more than 1 million homes have been destroyed or damaged, according to Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

Furthermore, floodwaters covered tens of thousands of square kilometers of the country, killing at least 1,100 people.