Flood in Pakistan

Topics: Islam, Pakistan, Iran Pages: 3 (741 words) Published: October 6, 2010
Recent events related to Foreign Policy and relations in 2010 Foreign policy
The United Nations in Aug.2010 launched an immediate appeal for 460 million dollars to cover the next 90 days and UN chief Ban Ki-moon visited Pakistan at the weekend, calling on the world to quicken its aid pledges. Pak-Iran

On 12th Sep. 2010 the Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, called the devastating floods in Pakistan which have left about 20 million homeless the most urgent issue of the Islamic world and called for an immediate humanitarian assistance to Pakistan by Muslim nations and governments including Iran.

On 5th Sept. 2010, Pakistan’s President expressed his profound gratitude to the Iranian government and people for providing help to the flood-stricken people of Pakistan in these words “Iran was one of the first countries that rushed to deliver aid to the flood-stricken people in Pakistan”. So far, Iran has sent over 500 tons of humanitarian assistance to Pakistan, including tents, blankets, medicine, and food.


On 17th Aug. 2010 Impoverished Afghanistan donated one million dollars to help the victims of unprecedented floods in Pakistan.


In Sep. 2010, Chinese ambassador in Pakistan Lui Jian while meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said that Chinese total contribution in Pakistan’s flood relief has reached 50 million dollars.


India offered the aid to assist the rehabilitation of over 20 million flood displaced people in Pakistan. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called up his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani Aug 19 to reiterate the offer. The gesture was widely welcomed. Later the Pakistani prime minister sent five boxes of mangoes to Manmohan Singh to say thanks.

Despite the lapse of more than a week since accepting the offer, Pakistan and India could not agree on the modalities for transporting the aid material. Finally, Pakistan decided against accepting the...
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