World Bank to support Pakistan in dealing with massive flood devastation

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WASHINGTON, SEP 08 (DNA) — World Bank says it will support Pakistan in dealing with massive flood devastation by reprogramming its existing activities and future programs. This was conveyed by Vice President of World Bank Martin Raiser during a meeting with Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Masood Khan in Washington.

The Bank would also repurpose three hundred million dollars to help flood victims and support flood relief. The World Bank Vice President said he would soon be visiting the country to make an informed assessment about the cumulative damages and how best to help the government.

Ambassador Masood Khan, in his remarks, said the recent catastrophe has reinforced the need to review our strategy from mitigation and adaptation to preparedness and resilience. Masood Khan said the damage caused by floods is way beyond what the government could alone tackle.

 He said Pakistan looks forward to its friends, international community and development partners to assist the country in meeting this challenge. =DNA

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Families of missing persons end sit-in after committee’s assurance

QUETTA, SEP 08 (DNA) — The families have ended their 50-day sit-in against the enforced disappearances after getting assurance from Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s committee on the missing persons.

After getting assurance from PM Shehbaz Sharif’s committee, the families of the missing persons have ended their sit-in in Quetta’s Red Zone which was continued for 50 days.

Following the directives of PM Sharif, the committee members including Azam Nazir Tarar, Rana Sanaullah, Shazia Marri, Agha Hassan Baloch and Kamran Murtaza met the protesting families.

After the conclusion of the sit-in, the committee members thanked the protesting families of the missing persons and other protestors. =DNA

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