LAHORE: Tahir Javed, a well-known American businessman and the Deputy National Finance Chairman of the American ruling party has said that Pakistan is suffering from flood disasters and America will not leave Pakistan alone in this difficult time.
He said this while talking to the media after his arrival in Lahore on Monday.
He said that in the first phase, aid of $30 million has been given to the flood victims and they will try to take this series of aid up to $200 million. He said that the members of the American Congress have also come to Pakistan with him.
“We visited the flood-affected areas. We did not see anything there except water, the land route of these areas was cut off from all sides, thousands of acres of land and crops are submerged in water, a large number of cattle is washed away in the flood, and people were waiting for help in a state of helplessness. The houses were submerged in water.”
Javed said that when the members of Congress of the United States Sheila Jackson Lee and Thomas R Suozzi reached the flood-affected areas, tears came to their eyes when they saw the people in the state of lack of service and expressed their solidarity with the affected people and said that the United States is sorry for the problems of the Pakistani people.
“We are aware and we will provide all possible assistance to Pakistan in this hour of trouble”, he added.
He further said that one hundred thousand tents have been delivered to Pakistan while the rest of the necessary items will also reach the flood-affected area soon. At the beginning of the conference, the question was raised that this aid is insufficient, apart from this, talks are also going on with the international financial institutions to postpone the loan installment and interest of Pakistan for some time in this hour of trouble and soon about it.
“Pakistani people will hear good news soon” he said further adding that we have also met the President Dr. Arif Alvi, Imran Khan, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and have assured our full cooperation on behalf of the United States.