KARACHI: US Consul General William Martin called on the chief minister at Chief Minister House on Wednesday. Qaim Ali Shah briefed the diplomat about the losses in the rain-affected areas of Badin, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Tando Mohammad Khan, Tando Allah Yar, and Mirpurkhas. He told Martin about the spread of skin- and water-borne diseases in the affected areas. He added that international agencies and non-government organisations are taking part in essential relief activities. The US Counsul General assured Shah that the US government will extend their help for the rain survivors.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 25th, 2011.