People wade through a flooded area of Sohbatpur – a district of Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province – on August 29.
Photo : AP
As tens of millions of people across Pakistan
continue to battle the country’s worst monsoon floods in around a decade, Finance Minister Miftah Ismail
has announced a resumption of trade with India. Flooding has affected more than 33 million people and millions of acres of rich farmland have been inundated. Now, the Indus is also threatening to burst its banks as torrents of water course downstream from tributaries in the north.
“We will open trade route with India because of this flood and food price hike,” Ismail was quoted as saying by local media reports.
According to Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman
said a third of the country was under water, creating a “crisis of unimaginable proportions”.