ISLAMABAD   -   Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has urged the world community to stand by Pakistan to overcome the challenge posed by climate induced catastrophic flooding. 

Talking to media persons during his visit to a flood affected village of Dadu District on Tuesday, he ex­pressed his gratitude to the countries extending help to Pakistan in this difficult hour. He, however, said they will have to be more forthcoming as Pakistan alone cannot handle this unprecedented situation on its own. He said the devastating floods had in­flicted a loss of thirty billion dollars to Pakistan. The premier said during his meetings in New York and while addressing the UN General Assem­bly, he forcefully raised the problems faced by Pakistan. He was confident that the international community is also cognizant of our problems. He also stressed for collective efforts to heal the wounds of flood victims. He said it was not time for politics or po­litical point scoring rather diverting attention to the rescue, relief and re­habilitation of flood affected people.

Meanwhile, the prime minister visit­ed a medical camp established at a tent city in Jakhro where he was briefed about the medical facilities being pro­vided to the flood affectees. Sheh­baz also visited a temporary tent city school set up for the flood affected chil­dren where he met the students and announced to establish a smart school for providing better education to them. He was briefed that standing crops had been fully destroyed in Dadu. He was briefed that 37 people had died due to flood and rain in the district.