Puber Kalam Webdesk. Russia sent aid to flood victims in Pakistan. The first Russian humanitarian aid flight landed at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on Wednesday. Asim Iftikhar, the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, confirmed this information. The cargo was received in Karachi by Russian Consul General Fedorov Andrey, Adviser to Chief Minister on Relief and Rehabilitation Rasul Bux Chandeo, representatives of NDMA and Ministry of External Affairs. Relief supplies include food, tents and water purifiers. Asim Iftekhar thanked Russia for its help. The Kremlin sent humanitarian aid days after Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the SCO summit. As a result of the unprecedented floods that began last June, 1,500 people have died in Pakistan so far. During the record rainfall, millions of houses were damaged and thousands of houses were completely destroyed. Crops were seriously damaged, millions of animals were driven away. About three and a half million people were directly affected. According to the data of the Pakistani government, 3 trillion dollars of damage has already been done to the infrastructure. Although the floodwaters have receded a little, new water-borne diseases have appeared.
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