Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday announced to postpone his visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) scheduled on September 3, with a view to focus on the ongoing rescue and relief activities in the flood-ravaged areas.
In his posts on Twitter, the premier wrote, "I was set to visit the UAE on Sept 3 on the invitation of HH the President. We mutually decided to postpone the visit so that I could focus on the ongoing rescue & relief activities."
He said Pakistan would forever be indebted to "our brothers and sisters who have stood by us in this challenge."
I was set to visit the UAE on Sept 3 on the invitation of HH the President. We mutually decided to postpone the visit so that I could focus on the ongoing rescue & relief activities. We will forever be indebted to our brothers & sisters who have stood by us in this challenge.— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) September 1, 2022
The premier further said that the UAE has started delivering the first tranche of relief goods worth $50 million for the flood victims in Pakistan.
PM Shehbaz said that in his telephonic conversation with the UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan last night, the latter assured that the UAE would continue to help flood affected people of Pakistan.