India offers $5m in aid to Pakistan in 'hour of need'

India on Friday offered $5 million in aid to Pakistan for flood affectees after the country's worst ever floods


Express August 13, 2010



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.

COMMENTS (88)

Arub | 11 years ago | Reply "I do not think that India should have offer help to pakistan. As a gesture of pride, pakistani should reject this offer. The money coming is HARAM in islam. Pakistan is accepting money from HARAM countries that is the reason PAKISTAN is going through this turmoil. Look at any other ISLAMIC country have this kind of problem. None other then PAKISTAN." Are you kidding me Mr. Ken?? I hope that was sarcasm b/c if it wasn't, shame on you, you have the IQ of a raisin. Pakistan's in this condition because Allah's teling us to CHANGE as we've lost basic humanity in some parts of the country, not because we accept "HARAM" money. Kindly stop spreading hate and intolerance in the name of your perverted version of Islam.
ggeorge | 11 years ago | Reply Please do remember this before you try to eliminate us next time. Hopefully, the aid reaches the needy.
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