Malaysia pledges $1 mn aid to flood-hit Pakistan

Floods, Pak`s worst in 80 years, have so far claimed at least 1,600 lives.

Updated: Aug 06, 2010, 15:39 PM IST

Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian government has announced aid of USD 1 million to help people in flood-hit Pakistan.

"The government of Malaysia hopes the contribution will help alleviate the suffering of flood victims in Pakistan," New Straits Times said on Friday quoting a Foreign Ministry statement.

The floods since July 22, Pakistan`s worst in 80 years, has so far claimed at least 1,600 lives and left almost a million homeless, the state-run Bernama news agency reported.
Some 3.5 million people in Pakistan`s Punjab, Balochistan, Gilgit Baltistan and Kyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces have been affected by the disaster.

IANS