QUETTA    -   Focal Person, Relief to Flood Vic­tims, Balochistan, Senator, Sam­ina Mumtaz Zahri on Sunday said that Pakistan was facing the worst effects of climate change, which could be resulted in natu­ral calamities. She expressed these views while distribut­ing ration bags, mosquito nets, clean drinking water, clothes, milk, children’s food and other necessities to the flood victims.

Talking to the journalists, she said that Pakistan has contrib­uted less than 0.4% of the global greenhouse gas emissions.

She said that more than 1,400 people died in recent floods due to climate change. 33 million people were displaced as cli­mate refugees, including more than 600,000 pregnant women. 

She said that four million acres of crops were destroyed and above 750,000 animals died. She said that Pakistan is facing an unprecedented natu­ral disaster. “Climate change is a huge problem for the world especially Pakistan and the in­ternational community has to come forward to prevent the effects of these climate chang­es,” she said. She noted that climate change is a major chal­lenge for the world. The inter­national community will have to work together. Meanwhile, Senator Samina Mumtaz Zehri reached the settlements of the flood victims who came from interior Balochistan. She dis­tributed more than 500 fami­lies ration bags, mosquito nets, clean drinking water, clothes, distributed milk, baby food and other essential items. She also thanked Pak Army, FC, Habib Bank and other organizations for cooperation and their role in the rehabilitation of the flood victims. She further said that diseases can be more deadly than floods, for which effective emergency measures must be taken. She warned the interna­tional community, including the federal and provincial govern­ments for other disasters after the floods.