Timely, generous US help to Pakistan, reflection of deep bonds: Ambassador to US Masood Khan

Timely, generous US help to Pakistan, Reflection of deep bonds:Ambassador to US Masood Khan

Islamabad, The Gulf Observer: Pakistan Ambassador to the United States, Masood Khan, has called the floods in Pakistan “a deluge of epic proportions” and said “timely and generous” US assistance for the victims was a reflection of deep bonds between the two countries.
He was talking to a high level US delegation comprising representatives from US State Department, US Agency for International Development (USAID), Center for Disease Control (CDC), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
“We are scrambling not only to save lives but also to alleviate miseries of millions of people who are enduring trauma of climate carnage,” the ambassador said, adding that the government had mobilized all resources.
“However,” he said, “the scale of calamity is beyond the capacity of any government to deal with single-handedly.” Rehabilitation and reconstruction would take months and years to be completed.
Thanking the US government, Congress, corporate sector, humanitarian and philanthropic organizations for their timely response, the ambassador reiterated his call for continued support of friends and international community especially during rehabilitation and reconstruction stages.
He also thanked the delegation for their critical support in making recently held Pak-US Health Dialogue a success.