More aid to be added to Kerry-Lugar bill

Published: August 19, 2010
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US Senator John Kerry visits Pakistan. PHOTO: REUTERS

US Senator John Kerry visits Pakistan. PHOTO: REUTERS

US Senator John Kerry promised more aid under the Kerry-Lugar bill, while President Asif Ali Zardari vowed to comprehensively build areas devastated by floods.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Thursday, Kerry said that the US will provide more aid to Pakistan to help flood victims. He said the flood aid will be additional to the Kerry Lugar bill.

President Zardari said that the government is responsible for taking care of the flood victims which have reached a toll of 20 million.

Zardari said the floods are a huge catastrophe and appealed to the international community to help Pakistan.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Syed A. Mateen
    Aug 19, 2010 - 10:02PM

    US has been helping Pakistan kith and kin in war against terror as well as helping the flood victims.

    In any cause, US helps out Pakistan.Recommend

  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Aug 20, 2010 - 1:35AM

    It is true that USA, specially the present administration is helping both the Civil and Military Side of our country for which we must be thankful. A few minutes before I heard the speech of the Secretary of State (USA) Madam Hilary Clinton who very rightly showed her deep concern about the floods and the damage caused by these floods which must also be appreciated. She further asked the Citizens to donate $10 by sending email from their cell phones on a certain number. I hope some other most friendly and brotherly countries would also adopt the same formula. We need both money and technical assistance. Allow me to show my anguish at our Media and Politicians who are only out there on Point Scoring. Good for nothing are also those elements who are wasting no time in cashing from this grave situation through Blame Game. Mediatization is on the rise. Please stop all types of nonsense and do something for those in need.Recommend

  • acenith
    Aug 20, 2010 - 3:38AM

    more aid and relief is needed all over pk but specially in pukhtunkhwa where agriculture ,being the only source of income ,has been wiped out and will take years to recover . The central govt and donor govts please take notice .Recommend

  • Aug 20, 2010 - 4:13AM

    Let’s see how much will be added to the assistance. The more aid…the more chants of “do MORE” … Not that anything is wrong with that. Recommend

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