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Pakistan offers help to disasters-hit Afghanistan

Pakistan offers help to disasters-hit Afghanistan

Feb 26, 2015 - 12:09

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Expressing grief over loss of lives in the recent flash floods in parts of Afghanistaninfo-icon, adviser to the Pakistani prime minister on national security and foreign affairs said Islamabad was ready to extend all possible assistance to Kabul at this critical moment.

A statement from the prime minister’s office on Thursday, Sartaj Azizi said that the people and government of Pakistaninfo-icon were deeply saddened by the loss of precious lives as a result of avalanche in Panjsher, Afghanistan.

“Our hearts go out to the families of the victims at this difficult time. May Allah give them the strength to bear this loss. We are ready to extend all possible assistance to our Afghan brothers and sisters,” Aziz concluded.

Avalanches and flash floods claimed the lives of at least 129 people in various provinces of Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, with central Panjsher province appearing to be the worst-hit.

The casualties took place in Panjsher, Nuristan, Parwan, Takhar, Laghman, Nangarhar and Baghlan provinces.


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