World Bank to provide USD 22.2 mn for rehabilitation of Pakistani farmers after devastating floods: Official

Updated: Sep 22 2022 10:10PM

Islamabad, Sep 22 (PTI) The World Bank would provide Pakistan a financial support of USD 22.2 million for the rehabilitation of farmers affected due to the devastating floods in several parts of the country, an official statement issued by the country’s National Food Security and Research said on Thursday.

The announcement came towards the end of a meeting between World Bank South Asia Regional Director for Sustainable Development John A Roome and Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Tariq Bashir Cheema in Islamabad.

Pakistan continues to suffer due the devastating floods that has so far killed over 1,500 people and left about 78,000 square kilometres (21 million acres) of crops under water.