SIX MILLION PEOPLE AFFECTED BY FLOODS IN PAKISTAN

Floods in Pakistan have affected six million people who are short of food, according to the World Food Program. WFP spokesman marcus Prior said in a news conference that they were helping up to six million people at a cost of $150 million. In spite of adverse weather conditions, the UN agency is trying to reach 525,000 people in the Punjab and another 300,000 in the Sindh where further flooding is expected. The “Dawn News” has reported another 40 victims of collapsed buildings in the North-West Frontier Province town of Gilgit Daimer, but the casualties could be higher.

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