New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S M
Krishna has written to his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood
Qureshi condoling the deaths due to the widespread floods
there and expressing his distress over the devastation caused
by the calamity.
The recent floods have submerged dozens of villages,
killing over 1500 people even as rescue workers struggled to
rush aid to the 3.2 million people hit by the worst deluge in
in the country in eight decades.
"The External Affairs Minister, in a letter to his
Pakistani counterpart Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, has
conveyed sincere condolences of the Government and the people
of India, on loss of lives, due to the widespread floods in
Pakistan," an official release said here today.
Krishna has also said he is distressed by the devastation
caused by the natural calamity, it added.