Kerala floods: Imran Khan says Pakistan ready to provide 'any humanitarian assistance' needed for relief operations

Imran Khan said Pakistan stands ready to provide any humanitarian assistance to flood-ravaged Kerala

Press Trust of India August 23, 2018 23:26:40 IST
Kerala floods: Imran Khan says Pakistan ready to provide 'any humanitarian assistance' needed for relief operations

Islamabad: Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday said Pakistan stands ready to provide any humanitarian assistance to flood-ravaged Kerala as he sent best wishes to those affected by the devastating deluge.

Incessant rains have claimed over 230 lives in Kerala since 8 August. At least 10.10 lakh people are still lodged in camps.

Khan, who took the oath as Pakistan's prime minister last week, took to Twitter to express his support to the people of Kerala.

"On behalf of the people of Pakistan, we send our prayers and best wishes to those who have been devastated by the floods in Kerala, India. We stand ready to provide any humanitarian assistance that may be needed," Khan said in a tweet.

Kerala floods Imran Khan says Pakistan ready to provide any humanitarian assistance needed for relief operations

A number of countries have announced assistance for flood relief operations in Kerala.

While the United Arab Emirates has offered $100 million (around Rs 700 crore), Qatar has pledged around Rs 35 crore and Maldives has announced a donation of $50,000 (Rs 35 lakh).

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Pakistan-Zimbabwe ODIs shifted to Rawalpindi from Multan, Lahore to host T20Is, confirms PCB
First Cricket News

Pakistan-Zimbabwe ODIs shifted to Rawalpindi from Multan, Lahore to host T20Is, confirms PCB

The three ODIs were originally scheduled to be held in Multan, but have been moved to Rawalpindi due to logistical and operational challenges.

I feel uncomfortable on being compared with Rohit Sharma, says Pakistan's Haider Ali
First Cricket News

I feel uncomfortable on being compared with Rohit Sharma, says Pakistan's Haider Ali

Haider, who made his T20 debut for Pakistan recently on the England tour and scored a blazing half century, said Rohit is a very accomplished player and there was no comparison with him.

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe: PCB shifts T20Is from Lahore to Rawalpindi citing poor air quality
First Cricket News

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe: PCB shifts T20Is from Lahore to Rawalpindi citing poor air quality

The three T20Is, which were earlier scheduled at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, will now be held at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on 7, 8 and 10 November.