Tag: floods

  • FM Khar briefs UN chief on floods, Pakistan’s sacrifices fighting terror

    UNITED NATIONS: Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar held talks with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday evening, a couple of hours before her departure for Pakistan. Khar’s meeting with the UN chief was the last engagement on the tight schedule laid-out for her 12-day visit to New York as the…

  • Pakistan floods: Authorities ‘struggle to provide aid’

    Authorities in Pakistan are still struggling to reach those worst affected by floods, weeks after devastating monsoon rains in the south. Aid workers, who are also affected by flooding, have had difficulty getting help to the thousands stranded on higher ground, officials told the BBC Officials say 8 million people have now been affected by…

  • Epidemic diseases after rains, floods kill 11 more

    BADIN: Rainwater could not be drain out while fresh rainwater submerged several more villages. At least eleven more people perished due to the epidemics diseases that broke out due to stagnant water. Fresh rainwater from Goni Phaili outfall drain submerged several more villages of Golarchi. According to Food and Agriculture Origination (FAO), as many as…

  • Pakistan floods: monsoons bring more misery to millions

    More than 5 million people have been affected by monsoons that have brought flash flooding to areas of southern Pakistan. Prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has┬ácancelled a trip to attend the United Nations in New York in order to co-ordinate emergency aid for flood victims, a move indicative of the situation’s seriousness. Sindh province, one…