Prince Rahim Aga Khan has announced to donate $10 million to support the relief efforts following the severe flooding in Pakistan. As per details, $5m will be donated directly to the Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund, while a further $5m will be provided to the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) agencies in the country.
Prince Rahim Aga Khan Expressed his Concerns Regarding the Climate Change
According to the statement issued by AKDN, Prince Rahim Aga Khan said; “I am deeply concerned about the impact of the current floods in Pakistan, which have been intensified by the effects of climate change. These floods, and the many other weather events we are experiencing around the world, require us all—governments, businesses, communities, and individuals—to redouble our efforts to combat the climate crisis which threatens to engulf us. The institutions of the Ismaili Imamat have been mobilised to support the government in its relief and rehabilitation efforts.”
He further added that they had advised development organizations affiliated with the Aga Khan network to take part and assist the government in carrying out relief and rescue operations. As per details, the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat and FOCUS are AKDN’s lead response agencies for relief efforts. To date over 8,000 people have been successfully evacuated from affected areas while more than 4,000 families have been provided with food packages since the start of the flooding.
PM Shehbaz Sharif Thanked Ismaili Imamat for the Support
Deeply indebted to His Highness the Aga Khan for contribution of $10 million for the flood victims in Pakistan. In a telephonic chat with Prince Rahim Aga Khan today, I requested His Highness to play his role in raising awareness about flood situation in international community.
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) September 4, 2022
The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif, thanked the Ismaili Imamat following a $10 million donation for the flood affectees. He wrote; “Deeply indebted to His Highness the Aga Khan for the contribution of $10 million for the flood victims in Pakistan. In a telephonic chat with Prince Rahim Aga Khan today, I requested His Highness to play his role in raising awareness about the flood situation in the international community.”