Pakistan’s PM visits UAE as his nation seeks flood aid

Published: Updated:
Enable Read mode
100% Font Size

Pakistan’s prime minister traveled Thursday to the United Arab Emirates as his nation seeks international aid to recover from devastating floods.

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s visit to the UAE marks his third since becoming premier last April. The UAE is home to some 1.7 million Pakistanis, many manual laborers that power its economy and send money back to their nation.

For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app.

Sharif planned to meet with the Emirates’ leader, Abu Dhabi ruler Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as well as Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on the two-day trip.

On Wednesday, Sharif said several countries and some of the world’s institutions have pledged $9.7 billion to help Pakistan rebuild from the summer’s catastrophic flood that killed 1,739 people.

The floods destroyed more than 2 million homes and caused more than $30 billion in damage.

Read more:

UAE names climate change envoy, ADNOC CEO Sultan al-Jaber President of COP28 in Dubai

Almost 80,000 UAE Golden Visas issued in 2022: GDRFA

Despite inflation concerns, Saudi and UAE consumer spending power remains high: Poll

Top Content Trending