ISLAMABAD/DADU: A five-member delegation from the US led by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. on Sunday visited flood hit areas in Dadu district of Sindh Province for Damage Assessment caused floods.
The US delegation, which also included Ambassador Donald Blom reviewed flood situation on on the ground and during flight view of in area. The delegation was informed on rescue operations in in area and flood losses of Major General Dilawar Khan, Brigadier General Hasnat Ahmed and Deputy Commissioner Dadu Syed Murtaza Ali Shah.
The delegation commended the rescue and rehabilitation efforts of armed forces. US congressman also met flood casualties and distributed gifts them. Sindh remains the hardest hit in recent floods and, according to the report, heavy monsoon rains and subsequent flash floods have affected nearly 10 million people. people and killed almost 518 people in Sind.
Members of the US Congress arrived earlier on short visit to flood-ravaged Pakistan government announced national emergency and search for urgent help from international community especially friendly countries. Politicians are expected to meet senior Pakistani officials. Previously Sheila Jackson before leaving for Islamabad wrote to US President Joe Biden asking for of help for relief work in Pakistan.
AT social media US post-senator Tom Suozzi urged the masses to keep the Pakistani people in prayers and stay tuned saying he will report back over in next several days.
He mentioned that many of Pakistani Americans informed him of the devastation that had befallen their friends and family. Referring to the huge number of victims, he said so many more people suffer.
Earlier, Washington pledged an additional $30 million. in vital humanitarian aid.