Pak floods worst humanitarian crisis: Qureshi

Written by: Mamatha
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Shah Mehmood Qureshi,
Dubai, Sep 1: Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistan Foreign Minister says the floods in Pakistan are the worst humanitarian crisis in the country's history.

Addressing a gathering of Pakistani expatriates in Muscat, he pointed that the Pakistan government was facing huge challenges in dealing with the natural calamity.

Qureshi, who is on a trip to Oman to explain to the region's leadership of the extent of damage caused by the flood and the resources needed to deal with it, appealed to Pakistani people in the Gulf nation to donate generously.

"We have devised a three-pronged strategy to deal with the situation. First, is a relief and rescue effort, which is continuing now on full force," he said.

"The next would be early economic recovery," Qureshi said, adding the government in Pakistan is already working on this both at home and abroad.

Qureshi said his government was looking to rebuild and rehabilitate at a swift pace."I know this cannot be done overnight, but the sooner we restore the infrastructure and bring people back to their homes the better," he added.

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