India and Pakistan are currently having high-level negotiations to provide humanitarian assistance.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences and sympathies to victims of Pakistan’s deadly floods. The floodings have left more than 1,000 dead, and devastated large parts of Pakistan. Reports suggest that New Delhi might soon provide assistance.
Modi used Twitter to make a statement on Monday about the natural disaster and said that he is. “Saddened to see the devastation caused by the floods in Pakistan.”
“We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, the injured and all those affected by this natural calamity and hope for an early restoration of normalcy,”The PM has been added.
We are saddened by the destruction caused in Pakistan by floods. Our deepest condolences go out to all the affected families, including the children and the elderly. We hope that normalcy will soon return.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 29, 2022
According to sources cited by the Indian Express, Modi’s government is now mulling whether to authorize humanitarian aid to Pakistan to help deal with the aftermath of the floods, which have killed more than 1,100 people according to the latest tally. Although Modi’s government has not yet made a decision, the Indian Express noted that it was considering granting humanitarian aid to Pakistan. “top officials”They are in the process of discussing the move.
This would be Modi’s first round of humanitarian aid since 2014 when Modi was elected. Previous governments had offered support during previous natural disasters like floods or earthquakes.
Though Islamabad has yet to comment on the potential aid from India, Pakistan’s Finance Minister Miftah Ismail recently said the government would “consider importing vegetables and other edible items from India.” Pakistan previously cut trade ties with India, its longtime rival, over a dispute regarding India’s Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir regions, only making a handful of exceptions since 2019.
A torrential downpour caused flooding in Pakistan. Large swathes of the country were submerged by this unusually powerful monsoon season. Nearly 1 million homes have been damaged as a result, with Pakistan’s climate minister saying the floods have created a crisis of “unimaginable proportions.”
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