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Zardari saddened over loss of lives in Chitral

The havoc caused by floods in Chitral has saddened the nation, he said in a statement, asking also the authorities concerned to rush out in providing immediate relief to the victims. Mr. Zardari also condoled with the bereaved families over the death of their loved ones and prayed for eternal rest to those who lost their lives in the calamity. Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families, he said. The former president also directed provincial chapter of the PPP to reach out to the flood victims and assist them in rehabilitation. Zardari said that flash floods, torrential rains, drought and heavy monsoons are the result of global warming and climate change and asked the government to prepare a long term strategy for combating the vagaries of climate change. The entire region is beset with the problem of climate change and we need to adopt a combined regional approach to address the issue, the former President said. “We must re-order our priorities he said. It is criminal to divert scarce resources to strengthening seminaries known for preaching extremism while ignoring issues in climate change and relief and rehabilitation of the victims of climate change,” he said.]]>

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