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Pakistan Floods: Bilwal Bhutto Zardari slams ex-PM Imran Khan for holding concerts in KP, Punjab Imran Khan
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Pakistan Floods: Bilwal Bhutto Zardari slams ex-PM Imran Khan for holding concerts in KP, Punjab

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 04 Sep 2022, 10:03 pm

Pakistan Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has slammed ex-Pakistan PM Imran Khan for holding  "concerts" in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab at a time when the nation is ravaged by devastating floods.

" is facing biggest disaster in our history. 1/3 of our country underwater! 1/7 citizens affected, 35million ppl! ex PM is holding concerts in KP & Punjab. CMs busy organizing his events instead of helping flood victims. Shameful, pehaly insan bano, phir siyasatdan bano!" Bhutto tweeted.

Flood damage in Pakistan could reach up to $12.5 billion, Pakistani media reported on Sunday, citing preliminary estimates from the government.

Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said on Monday that as a result of the monsoon rains and floods, ravaging the country since June, nearly a million homes were completely or partially destroyed, over 800,000 livestock killed and 2,200 miles of roads and 157 bridges damaged.

According to the Geo broadcaster, a high-level committee with representatives from the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Planning, State Bank of Pakistan, the Federal Board of Revenue and other governmental bodies estimated that poverty and unemployment have increased manifold, rising from 21.9% to more than 36%, driving the country's economic losses up to $12.5 billion mark.

GDP growth is expected to be reduced from previously predicted 5% to only 2% in the current fiscal year, the broadcaster added.

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