Musharraf providing ration to 1,000 flood-affected Pak families

Former Pak leader had earlier donated Rs 10 million towards relief efforts.

Last Updated: Sep 06, 2010, 12:39 PM IST

Lahore: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has directed his spokesman Major General (retired) Rashid Qureshi to supply one month’s ration to 1,000 flood affected families in Sindh province.

According to reports, General Qureshi has already started purchasing items for people living in Karachi.

The families who would be provided ration are in Ghotki, Jacobabad, Larkana, Thattha, Kashmore and Shikarpur, The Nation reports.

The former president had earlier donated Rs 10 million towards the flood relief efforts in the country.

The floods, triggered by torrential rains that started in July, have claimed the lives of at least 1,600 people and affected the lives of over 20 million people.

In addition to causing major human loses, it has destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes, washed away crops and livestock.

ANI