PM Expresses Gratitude to UK for Extending Assistance to Flood-hit Pakistan

Tue Oct 04 2022
icon-facebook icon-twitter icon-whatsapp

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has expressed his gratitude to the United Kingdom (UK) over its humanitarian assistance for flood victims in Pakistan.

Deputy Leader of Labour Party, Angela Rayner called on the Prime Minister Sharif here on Tuesday in Islamabad. Both the leaders discussed matters of mutual interest and flood situation in Pakistan.

The Prime Minister highlighted that Pakistan, despite contributing less than one percent of the global carbon emissions, remains one of the countries most affected by the climate change.   

The premier said that Pakistan is thankful to the UK Government for its £ 16.5 million of humanitarian assistance, provided to the flood victims.

Stressing the long-standing Pakistan-UK partnership, the Prime Minister reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to further deepen cooperation across multiple sectors including trade, investment, security, defense, culture and people-to-people linkages. He made special reference to the positive role played by the 1.6 million Pakistani diaspora in forging closer bonds between the peoples of both countries.

On the occasion, Ms. Raynar expressed her sincere condolences on the loss of human lives due to the recent floods in Pakistan. She said that her country would fully support Pakistan in the testing situation of flood disaster. 

Wajid Khan, member of House of Lords was also present in the meeting. He informed the prime minister that British Pakistanis were greatly engaged in the relief and rehabilitation efforts for fellow Pakistanis who had been adversely affected by the recent floods.

The visiting delegation assured the Prime Minister of their continued cooperation to garner support for flood affectees.

icon-facebook icon-twitter icon-whatsapp