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PM Shehbaz thanks Prince Rahim Aga Khan for $10 million donation

The Ismaili Imamat announced to contribute $10 million towards flood relief efforts in Pakistan.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has thanked Prince Rahim Aga Khan for the Ismaili Imamat’s contribution towards the fund relief for the victims of the recent floods in Pakistan.

To clarify, the Ismaili Imamat Sunday announced to contribute $10 million towards flood relief efforts in Pakistan following a phone call with PM Shehbaz. During the call, Prince Rahim expressed sorrow over the loss of lives and materials in the devastating floods in Pakistan. He also assured the premier that all Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) institutions will be fully engaged in the relief efforts.

“I am deeply concerned about the impact of the current floods in Pakistan, which have been intensified by the effects of climate change. These floods, and the many other weather events we are experiencing around the world, require us all—governments, businesses, communities, and individuals—to redouble our efforts to combat the climate crisis which threatens to engulf us. The institutions of the Ismaili Imamat have been mobilized to support the government in its relief and rehabilitation efforts,” Prince Rahim said.

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According to the details, $5 million will be donated directly to the government of Pakistan while a further $5 million will be provided to the AKDN agencies in the country.

PM Shehbaz thanks Aga Khan

The prime minister conveyed a message of best wishes for Aga Khan. He appreciated the work of Aga Khan Development Network in the fields of health, education, and rural development. The PM thanked Prince Rahim Aga Khan for the announcement of financial aid for the flood affectees.

He also requested Prince Rahim to make the world, especially the European Union member countries, aware of the situation emerging after the floods in Pakistan. He appealed for financial assistance for the relief and rehabilitation of the flood affectees through international donor agencies.

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“Deeply indebted to His Highness the Aga Khan for the contribution of $10 million for the flood victims in Pakistan. In a telephonic chat with Prince Rahim Aga Khan, I requested His Highness to play his role in raising awareness about the flood situation in the international community,” Shehbaz Sharif revealed on Twitter.