PM’s visit to flood-hit Tank, Mianwali called off due to bad weather
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The prime minister’s helicopter returned to Islamabad from Mianwali due to bad weather.
After returning to Islamabad, the prime minister summoned a review meeting about floods at the airport. The meeting will update the prime minister about the relief and rescue operations.
After chairing the meeting about floods, the prime minister will depart for London.
While addressing the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at its Heads of State meeting held in Samarkand on Friday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif urged the SCO community to come up with Pakistan-specific programmes on climate change. He said the country never faced such level of climate-induced catastrophe in its history that inflicted disaster upon human lives, infrastructure, livestock and crops.
He stressed the dire need of assistance by the international community to help Pakistan overcome the problems in the wake of floods, including relief, rehabilitation and control of water-borne diseases.
“In view of the massive disaster, I would be very honest to urge this forum to extend assistance to Pakistan and chalk out plans regarding climate change for our future generations,” he said.
Reporter Awais Kiyani