Islamabad, 30 August 2022 (TDI): Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif called the President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed.

The Prime Minister briefed the Emirati President on the latest flood situation in Pakistan. The current floods in the country have affected over 33 million people, killed around 1162 persons, and injured 3354 others.

Aside from that, Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif expressed his heartfelt gratitude for the UAE’s timely humanitarian help and support.

Along these lines, he praised the work of the Emirates Red Crescent & Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation in the flood-affected areas.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed on his part expressed complete solidarity with the people of Pakistan in the face of the natural disaster. He offered all possible support to those affected during this difficult period.

It is notable that Pakistan and the UAE have strong brotherly connections based on shared faith, mutual trust and understanding, and close cooperation. The partnership is characterized by growing collaboration in all areas of mutual interest.

UAE’s aid for Pakistan amidst Floods

The first flight of UAE relief airbridge for flood-stricken families in Pakistan arrived today. On the directives of the Emirati President, urgent relief and humanitarian help will be delivered to Pakistan after it was ravaged by fatal monsoon flooding.

This was reported by the Emirates News Agency (WAM). According to WAM, the relief “includes around 3,000 tonnes of food supplies, as well as tonnes of medical and pharmaceutical goods, as well as tents and shelter materials.”

The President of UAE also directed that humanitarian relief services be secured to assist people displaced by the floods in facing the challenges ahead.

Moreover, in this context, the UAE aid teams will also provide all types of humanitarian assistance to Pakistani cadres and institutions involved in attempts to ensure the safety of the victims as well as their nutritional, medical, and logistical needs.

The UAE’s help to Pakistan comes as the country is recovering from severe floods that killed over 1,000 people and displaced over 33 million more.