India pledges full support to flood-hit Pak

August 22, 2010 9:52 am 

By Betwa Sharma

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 21 — Offering its wholehearted support to flood-stricken Pakistan, India has vowed to do all it can to assist the country in relief efforts, apart from the US$ 5 million in aid already extended by it.

"We are willing to do all that is in our power to assist Pakistan in facing the consequences of floods," Hardeep Singh Puri, India's envoy to the UN, told the General Assembly on the second day of a special meeting on the Pakistani floods yesterday.

"We extend our wholehearted support to the government of Pakistan in its effort for relief and rehabilitation of their adversely affected population," he said.

During his visit to the UN on Thursday, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had accepted India's offer of aid to the tune of USD 5 million. (PNA/PTI) scs/rsm

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