Damage to main roads hampers Pakistan flood relief effort
news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Monday, 29 August, 2022 - 16:11
PM vows government will not disappoint flood victims as economic losses estimated at more than $10bn
Damage to main roads is hampering a military-led relief effort in Pakistan as fears grow for people living in villages almost entirely cut off from the rest of the country after unusually strong monsoon rains that have caused devastating flooding.
On a visit to a badly flooded area in the north-western province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday, the prime minister, Shehbaz Sharif, described the rains as “unprecedented in the last 30 years”. “I have never seen such devastation in my life,” he said, vowing that his government “won’t disappoint” flood victims.Continue reading...