34,000 women paramedics go missing in Pak floods
Islamabad: According to the UN, around 34,000 women paramedical workers have gone missing from the flood affected districts of Pakistan, a media report said on Saturday.
Noted social activist Tahira Abdullah said the mindboggling disclosure in the UN report has so far failed to have an impact on the government, The News International reported.
"Even the provincial governments are silent on this report, which should have been enough to shake the entire set-up," she said.
Abdullah asked the government to take a roll-call, so it could be confirmed that all the paramedical workers were safe.
"They (the government) tried to play down the matter and said that there actually is exaggeration in the report. According to their statistics, only 10,000 have gone missing during the floods," she said.
The floods that started in July have killed around 1,700 people and affected more than 20 million. Overall economic loss has been estimated at around $9.5 billion.
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