India offers $5 million

India has offered the assistance for provision of relief material from India for the affectees of the massive floods.

Afp August 14, 2010

NEW DEHLI: India has offered five million dollars in assistance to Pakistan.

“India has offered the assistance for provision of relief material from India for the affectees of the massive floods,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.

India’s External Affairs Minister SM Krishna had a telephone conversation with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi and “conveyed deepest sympathies and condolence to the people of Pakistan,” the statement said. The Indian offer of assistance comes during a period of strained relations between the nuclear-armed rivals. Pakistan’s government says 14 million people face direct or indirect harm from the floods, while the United Nations has warned that children are among the most vulnerable.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 14th, 2010.


Abdul Rahman Khan | 11 years ago | Reply the traditions and customs in india and pakistan and also elsewhere in the world are as such that ill-will, enmity and feud between people are kept aside on marriage and grief occasions and they share happiness and grief together. The floods in pakistan have caused havoc and aid from different corners of the world is being sought and welcomed. By this donation india will undoubtedly score plus points in the comity of nations and pakistan's decision not to accept it will not be appreciated. We should accept the donation with thanks and give it back for the victims of flood in their controlled part of kashmir, or if we are going to accept it, ask for only those indian goods against this aid which we do need and not that indian surplus goods are dumped. Let's hope indian gesture will help improve relations between the two countries which were bedevilled by 26/11 mumbai incident.
yousaf | 11 years ago | Reply Thanks but we don't want it, reasons so many.
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