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72 regions of Pakistan declared affected by floods

Event 11:42 31 Aug, 2022
72 regions of Pakistan declared affected by floods

At least 72 regions of Pakistan are recognized as affected by the floods, Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said at a press conference on the launch of the 2022 Flood Control Plan, reports according to the Anadolu Agency.

In his remarks, Zardari asked for the international community's help in dealing with the massive challenge posed by the historic floods, which have destroyed or damaged over a million homes as well as hundreds of roads and bridges across the country.

The "super floods" have been described as a "climate calamity" by Islamabad's top diplomat, who fears that more rains will worsen the situation in already flooded areas.

The scale of destruction is feared to increase that of the 2010 "mega or super floods," which submerged a fifth of the country's land and killed over 2,000 people, he added.