Malaysia pledges $1 mn aid to flood-hit Pakistan

August 6th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 6 (IANS) The Malaysian government has announced aid of $1 million to help people in flood-hit Pakistan.
“The government of Malaysia hopes the contribution will help alleviate the suffering of flood victims in Pakistan,” New Straits Times said Friday quoting a foreign ministry statement.

The floods since July 22, Pakistan’s worst in 80 years, has so far claimed at least 1,600 lives and left almost a million homeless, the state-run Bernama news agency reported.

Some 3.5 million people in Pakistan’s Punjab, Balochistan, Gilgit Baltistan and Kyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces have been affected by the disaster.

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