New York (Web Desk): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday thanked US President Joe Biden for highlighting the plight of the flood victims in Pakistan and urging the world for an immediate response.
In a post on Twitter, the premier said that Pakistan is facing the ravages of unprecedented floods. He said the calls of stranded women and children for help need to be heeded to.
Thank you President @JoeBiden for highlighting the plight of the flood victims in Pakistan and urging the world for an immediate response, as my country is facing the ravages of unprecedented floods. The calls of stranded women & children for help need to be heeded to. #UNGA— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) September 22, 2022
In his address to the UN General Assembly, US President Joe Biden made a fervent appeal to the world to help Pakistan deal with the devastation of floods.
“Much of Pakistan is still under water, and needs help,” said the US leader while highlighting the impact of the changing climate on the world.
"Families are facing impossible choices, choosing which child to feed and wondering whether they’ll survive,” he said.
"This is the human cost of climate change. And it’s growing, not lessening," President Biden said.
The floods have killed over 1,500 people and displaced over 30 million as the Pakistan government, with the support of the UN and partners, is racing against time to help the distressed people.