First Published Sep 16, 2022, 9:23 AM IST
Islamabad: It is reported that the Pakistani government has rejected the promise given by Bangladesh to Pakistan which was drowned in floods. Pakistan has rejected Bangladesh’s offer of 14 million taka (about $145,000) in humanitarian aid as monsoon floods turn into a major disaster in Pakistan, local media reported.
Bangladesh Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief released funds on September 1 for 10 tonnes of biscuits, 10 tonnes of dry cakes, 1,00,000 water purification tablets, 50,000 packets of oral saline, 5,000 mosquito nets, Rs 2,000 crore. The government of Bangladesh has announced that this aid will be sent to Pakistan soon.
But Khama Press reports that Islamabad has not yet accepted Bangladesh’s help. According to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Awami League government has always been generous to humanity and has instructed the relevant authorities to help in relief efforts in Pakistan.
“Pakistan’s military is averse to an aid proposal from Bangladesh, as such relief aid would undermine Pakistan’s global image,” according to local media.
At the same time, the Express Tribune reports that the Pakistani government estimates that the economic losses and damages in the country may be close to 40 billion dollars due to the floods in Pakistan.
Based on the interim report presented by the Ministry of Finance of Pakistan, the flood response center meeting held yesterday estimated that there was a loss of 40 billion dollars.
Last Updated Sep 16, 2022, 9:23 AM IST