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Pakistan flood damage estimated to be at least $10 bn: Planning minister

Unprecedented flash floods caused by historic monsoon rains have washed away roads, crops, infrastructure and bridges, killing at least 1,000 people in recent weeks and affecting more than 33 mn

Army troops evacuate people from a flood-hit area in Rajanpur, district of Punjab, Pakistan
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Army troops evacuate people from a flood-hit area in Rajanpur, district of Punjab, Pakistan (Photo: AP/PTI)

Reuters Islamabad
Early estimates put the damage from Pakistan's deadly floods at more than $10 billion, its planning minister said on Monday, adding that the world has an obligation to help the South Asian nation cope with the effects of man-made climate change.
 
Unprecedented flash floods caused by historic monsoon rains have washed away roads, crops, infrastructure and bridges, killing at least 1,000 people in recent weeks and affecting more than 33 million.

"I think it is going to be huge. So far, (a) very early, preliminary estimate is that it is big, it is higher than $10 billion," Ahsan Iqbal told

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First Published: Aug 29 2022 | 11:41 PM IST

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