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Govt saved Pakistan from default at cost of its political capital: Finance Minister

"In each of Imran Khan's four years of government country's budget deficit remained at the highest in the history"

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Islamabad: Finance Minister Miftah Ismail says the incumbent government has saved Pakistan from default at the cost of its political capital.

In a series of tweets, he said Pakistan witnessed its highest trade deficit in the last year of PTI government as Pakistan imported goods worth 80 billion US dollars.

Miftah Ismail said in each of Imran Khan's four years of government country's budget deficit remained at the highest in the history.

The Minister further said when Imran Khan came to power the value of rupee against US dollar was 122 but when he left it was 190.

Moreover, Pakistan owed 25,000 billion rupees when Imran Khan came to power but it soared up to 44,000 billion rupees till the end of his government.

Miftah Ismail said Imran Khan left the energy sector in a serious mess. He said no contracts were signed for gas or fuel, and in last year alone addition to power circular debt was 850 billion rupees.

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Relief operations for flood affectees in full swing by PAF in South Punjab Region

Basic food items and commodities were distributed amongst the needy families

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Relief operations for flood affectees in full swing by PAF in South Punjab Region

Rawalpindi: Relief operations for the flood affectees are in full swing by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in South Punjab Region.

According to a press release, food and medical facilities are being provided round the clock to the affected families by the relief teams of PAF.

12155 pounds of basic food items and commodities were distributed amongst the needy families. Moreover, 939 patients were also attended by the paramedical team of Pakistan Air Force.

The recent floods have caused devastation in the low-lying areas of South Punjab Region, badly damaging the villages and infrastructure.

Despite inclement weather conditions throughout the country, especially in flood stricken areas, PAF personnel are working hard to provide humanitarian assistance to flood affectees.

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PM directs to speed-up relief operations in flood-affected areas immediately

"50000 rupees should be provided immediately to each victim's family"

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PM directs to speed-up relief operations in flood-affected areas immediately

Islamabad: Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has directed NDMA, PDMA, and the provincial government to speed up relief operations in the flood-affected areas immediately.

According to PM Office, Shehbaz Sharif said the first priority in a flood situation is the rescue of the affected people and their immediate assistance.

He also directed that 50000 rupees should be provided immediately to each victim's family.

The Prime Minister directed for immediate provision of accommodation, medical facilities, food, and clean drinking water to the victims.

He expressed deep sorrow over the loss of lives and properties due to floods in southern Sindh.

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US Secretary of State extends full support to Pakistan’s flood victims

"We continue to work together to mitigate future impacts of the climate crisis in Pakistan"

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Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has reiterated the commitment to stand by Pakistan in hard times and extends full support to flood victims.

In a tweet, he said one million dollars will be given to Pakistan to build resilience against natural disasters. He said this amount is in addition to one hundred thousand dollars in immediate relief.

The US Secretary of State said we continue to work together to mitigate future impacts of the climate crisis in Pakistan.

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