Kashmir floods: India, Pak offer each other help

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New Delhi/Islamabad, Sept 8: India and Pakistan have extended helping hands to each other in dealing with the devastating floods that have claimed several lives on both sides of the Line of Control over the past days.

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Islamabad on Sunday offered cooperation to India to help the flood-hit people in India-occupied Kashmir. The country's Foreign Office said the government and the people of Pakistan were sad over the loss of lives caused by the nature's fury. "We also feel the pain of the people of Indian-Occupied Kashmir and are ready to help them in whatever way possible," Pakistan-based Daily Times quoted a foreign office spokesperson as saying.

Both Indian and Pakistani prime ministers, namely, Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif took aerial surveys on either sides of the LoC to take stock of the flood situation. Modi also offered assistance to Pakistan in the flood-relief activities. In a letter to PM Sharif, who of late has been facing a serious challenge from leaders like Imran Khan and cleric Tahi-rul Qadri at home, Modi expressed sorrow over the havoc wreaked by the rain in both countries. The Indian prime minister assured his Pakistani counterpart that "his country's resources are at your disposal wherever you need them", said the Daily Times report.

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