Washington DC, 6 September 2022 (TDI): The Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States (US) Sardar Masood Khan has launched floods in Pakistan donations appeal in the US.

Ambassador Masood Khan talked to Fox News in the Sunday programme ‘On the Hill’ with Tom Fitzgerald.

Statement by Pakistan Ambassador to US

While talking to Fox News, Ambassador Masood stated, “Let me thank the United States we have received the messages of solidarity and sympathy from the leadership of the United States, from civic society and we appreciate that.”

“We also want to thank the United States government for announcing humanitarian assistance of 30 million dollars that is for rescue and relief operations”

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“But this is the initial phase. The floods in Pakistan have been devastating and one-third of the country is under the water. Some 33 million people have been affected directly. The scale is so big that we could not have prepared for it, it’s a huge catastrophe.”

“But we have had some natural disasters in the past and we had developed an apparatus, but this apparatus was inadequate for this kind of calamity.”

“Right now, assistance for relief and rescues is at the top of the list because there are some air bridges or aerial corridors that have been established.”

“We are getting the consignments for food and shelter. We are getting these tents and medicines. These are the utmost requirements and the most urgent requirements that we need there.”

“Anything that saves lives and gives shelter and gives support to these displaced persons this is the immediate need. I think that USAID is on the ground, and they are assessing the situation there.”

“There are many philanthropic organizations here in the US which are sending these humanitarian consignments to Pakistan. We are grateful to them.”

“But the scale is so big that we will have to multiply our efforts inside the country and also by the international community.”