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Queen Elizabeth deeply saddened over 1000+ floods-related fatalities in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Queen Elizabeth said she was deeply saddened by the widespread flooding which led to over 1,000 casualties in Pakistan this summer.

In recent weeks, Pakistan has seen heavy rains and flash floods, affecting 33 million people and damaging nearly one million homes.

In a message to President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi, Queen Elizabeth said: 

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the tragic loss of life and destruction caused by the floods across Pakistan. My thoughts are with all those who have been affected, as well as those working in difficult circumstances to support the recovery efforts. The United Kingdom stands in solidarity with Pakistan as you recover from these terrible events.”

The message signed “Elizabeth R” was released by Buckingham Palace.

Pakistani authorities said that the devastation is worse than in 2010 floods when 1,700 people were killed.

Many friendly countries have announced assistance and relief goods for Pakistan to support flood-hit millions of people. Last week, the United Nations said it had allocated £2.6 million for UN aid agencies and their partners in Pakistan to respond to the floods.

Javed Mahmood
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