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PM Modi writes to Nawaz Sharif, offers help for flood victims

PM Modi who was on a day-long visit to the flood-affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi |
Updated: September 7, 2014 9:28:48 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wrote to his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif offering assistance in the efforts to provide relief to the victims of the devastation caused by the record rains, resulting in flooding.

PM Modi, who was on a day-long visit to the flood-affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, said while reviewing the situation in the state that he was told the damage to life and property was equally, if not more, severe in areas across the Line of Control (LoC).

“My heart goes out to the affected people and my deepest sympathies are with them and their families. In this hour of need, I offer any assistance that you may need in the relief efforts that will be undertaken by the Government of Pakistan. Our resources are at your disposal wherever you need them,” said the letter which was delivered by the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad.

Saying it a was “matter of great distress” Modi noted that the “devastation caused by the record rains and the consequent flooding is unprecedented”, said an MEA spokesperson.

Earlier, PM Modi, who flew to Jammu and Kashmir and reviewed the flood situation, said like in the state, the people in PoK region too were bearing losses due to the floods. This is a humanitarian work and India will never be behind in doing such work, he said.

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