Flood relief activities to continue for next two years in Pakistan; victims say ‘not our country’ – Times of India
The flood relief activities in Pakistan are likely to continue for the next two years, planning minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Thursday, citing the devastating effects of the cataclysmic floods that have left 1,666 persons dead since mid-June.
“Natural disasters are a result of climate change, however, we are coming up with plans to deal with them in the future.
Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the floods and living in the open camps have expressed dissatisfaction with the government for its failure to provide relief and support.
Shabira Khatoon, 35, who sits quietly amid the chaos, does not bat an eyelid as she is still not able to recover from the shock of losing her newborn child.
Sakina Ali from Mehrabpur district, who lived at the camp with her grandchildren, said: “It is all a scam […] the government […] They promised to give us Rs 25,000 under the Benazir Income Support Programme but it is all a fraud.”.
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