President calls for focusing on flood-relief efforts

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President Dr Arif Alvi addressing the Police Martyr's Day ceremony, at Islamabad, on 04-08-2021.

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi Friday called upon all stakeholders to launch a nationwide drive to mobilize the people of Pakistan, businesses, civil society and humanitarian organizations to assist civil and military administrations in their rescue and relief efforts to rehabilitate the flood victims and for the reconstruction of damaged infrastructure. The President made these remarks during a meeting with senior media-persons, who called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Shami, Suhail Warraich, Gauhar Zahid Malik, Awais Rauf and Nawab Kaifee attended the meeting, a press release issued by the President’s Media Wing here said. Talking to the senior journalists about his visit to the flood-hit areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Southern Punjab, and the low-lying areas of Sindh and Balochistan, the President said that this unprecedented catastrophe had been induced due to global warming and climate change whereas Pakistan contributed less than 1% to the global carbon emissions. He further said that the developed world, being the major contributor to global warming and climate change, should proportionally bear the burden of rescue and relief operations, reconstruction of damaged communication infrastructure, rebuilding the destroyed houses and compensating the people for lost property, livestock and standing crops.

 

 

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