Pakistan in tough spot due to floods: Baligh

Korean delegation pledges support to flood victims

Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman said on Thursday that Pakistan is currently going through a difficult time due to the devastation caused by the flash floods.

He said that many precious lives have been lost due to floods. Talking to a Korean delegation who called on him at Governor House, he said that it is not possible to compensate the loss of those who lost their loved ones. He said that schools, hospitals, people’s cattle and roads were washed away in floods. Governor Punjab said that it was not possible to deal with this natural calamity alone. He said that he is deeply grateful for the help from friendly countries, the international community and organizations in this regard. He appreciated the Korean delegation’s services for the flood victims and humanity.

The Korean delegation was led by former Member Provincial Assembly Shakeel Iwan. The delegation included Rev., Jung, Rev. Oh Cheonrok, Mr. You, Pastor Alex. (South Korea) and Mr. Liaqat Javed (BRIC Pakistan). The Korean delegation informed the Governor Punjab about the relief activities being carried out by them in the flood affected areas in Pakistan. Speaking on the occasion, Governor Balighur Rehman said that the development of South Korea in education, business and other sectors is an example for other developing countries.

He said that there is a lot to learn from the development of South Korea. He said that today the world’s most famous companies are from Korea and are providing employment opportunities all over the world. Governor Punjab said that cooperation with Korea in the fields of education and trade needs to be enhanced.

On this occasion, the delegation told the Governor of the Punjab that when they came to know about the disaster due to floods in Pakistan, they were not only concerned but also wanted to play a role in the rehabilitation of the flood victims practically. They said that their organization is working in the field of education in Pakistan since 2009. He told the Punjab governor that they are building a center on Multan Road for the education of the children who are out of school, especially the children of workers working in the kilns. He further said that Korea wants to be a partner in the development of Pakistan.

Punjab Governor Muhammad Balighur Rehman said that the issue of education is very important. He said that in the former tenure of Muslim League (N), concrete steps were taken for the education of out of schools children, especially for the education of the children working in the kilns, and the Chief Minister of that time, Shehbaz Sharif, visited the kilns several times and also suspended many officers for negligence.

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