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Gilani revoke his US visit due to monsoon flood

Pakistan News / Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani stopped his United State visit to attend the UN General Assembly session to direct relief efforts as floods devastate southern Pakistan, September 16, 2011.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani

Pakistani leaders were widely censure for neglecting victims of floods last year that killed about 2,000 people and made 11 million homeless and again stand charge of moving too low.


‘The prime minister will visit flood-affected areas from tomorrow and supervise relief efforts.’


The latest floods, triggered by monsoon rains, have killed more than 230 people, destroyed or damaged 1.2 million houses and flooded 4.5 million acres (1.8 million hectares) since late last month, officials and Western aid groups say.


More than 300,000 people have been moved to shelters. Some 800,000 families hit by last year’s floods are still homeless. Aid groups have warned of a growing risk of fatal diseases.

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