US to provide more aid to flood-devastated Pakistan


It was announced on Tuesday that the United States will provide Pakistan USD 10 million more in assistance to tackle the devastating floods that affected more than 33 million people in the country.

“The fresh assistance was announced by Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington after meeting with Pakistani counterpart Bilawal Bhutto Zardari”, the Foreign Office said in a statement.

In addition, the Washington has already announced financial assistance of USD 56.1 million.

In his conversation with Blinken, Bilawal informed him of the destruction brought on by the catastrophic floods, which forced more than 33 million people to flee their homes. According to Pakistan, the tragedy has resulted in damages worth USD 28 billion.

He praised the government and people of Pakistan for their relief efforts and thanked the US government for its support, stating that no nation could handle a disaster of this proportion on its own.

The US private sector would prefer to invest in Pakistan, he added, notably in the country’s energy industry, given its enormous potential.

Bilawal emphasised the historical and expanding significance of the Pakistan-US relationship in fostering regional peace, security, and economic growth.

Bilawal emphasised that Pakistan would continue to collaborate with the international community to bring about peace, development, and stability in Afghanistan and stressed the importance of assisting Afghanistan to prevent the humanitarian crisis.

Secretary Blinken expressed his gratitude to Pakistan for helping with the evacuation of Afghanistan.

Specifically in the fields of commerce and investment, he emphasised Pakistan’s commitment to strengthening and enlarging its relations with the US.