Pak High Commission in Malaysia urges Pakistanis to help flood victims in Sindh
Islamabad: Pakistan High Commission in Malaysia has appealed to the Pakistani community in Malaysia to come forward and be part of government efforts to provide relief to more than five million people rendered homeless by devastating floods in the Sindh province, says a press release received here today from Malaysia.
In a statement here Tuesday, the High Commissioner for Pakistan in Malaysia, Mr. Masood Khalid said it was a difficult time for the people of Pakistan as unprecedented monsoon rains had caused a massive damage in Sindh, destroying 223,138 houses and badly affecting 650,950 acres of farmland so far.
“The situation is likely to get worse if the people do not come forward and join the government in providing relief, food and shelter to the flood victims,” he added.
The High Commissioner said most of the damage had been caused in districts of Badin, Khairpur, Shaheed Benazirabad, Mirpur Khas, Tando Muhammad Khan, Tando Allahyar, Umerkot, Thatta, K. Shahdad Kot and Tharparkar.
“The government of Pakistan is making all-out efforts to provide necessary relief to the flood victims but its resources are falling short of a growing need for more blankets, mosquito nets, mosquito repellent oil, jerry cans, water coolers, plastic sheets, buckets, hygiene/sanitation tablets, water purification tablets, water purification units and mineral water bottles needed for the flood victims,” he said.
He urged the Pakistanis living in Malaysia to display a spirit of generosity and help their flood-stricken brethren in this hour of need. He said the people could donate food and relief goods or directly deposit their donations in a special Flood Relief Account 20-002-065872-4 opened with Affin Bank by the High Commission for Pakistan in Malaysia. The donations can be deposited in any branch of Affin Bank, he added.
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