India on Friday offered $5 million in aid to Pakistan for flood affectees after the country’s worst ever floods.
Accrording to a PTI report, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna called Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and offered aid of $ 5 million in “this hour of need”.
“Government of India has offered assistance of $ 5 million (approximately Rs. 23 crore) for provision of relief material from India for the victims of the massive floods that have adversely affected Pakistan, causing widespread damage to life and property,” said an Indian External Affairs Ministry release.
Meanwhile, Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain said that Rs2 trillion are required at the initial stages to redress flood losses.
Briefing the media about the current situation in Peshawar, Mian Iftikhar said that an All Parties Conference has been called on Saturday.
He made it clear that this is not the time to politicise the issue of floods and that unity should be shown.
The minister informed media that flooding in K-P has left 1,010 people dead and 968 injured. He said the number of relief camps for the flood victims has increased to 17.