ISLAMABAD    -   Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurang­zeb on Thursday said the music concert and national songs com­petition, planned for tonight at D-chowk in connection with the Pakistan’s diamond jubilee, had been postponed to express soli­darity with the people affected by flash-floods in Balochistan and other parts of the country.

“To express solidarity with the victims of heavy rains and floods across the country, es­pecially in Balochistan, the na­tional song competition and concert to be held today at D-Chowk in connection with the diamond Jubilee celebrations of Independence Day has been postponed,” she said in a tweet. It may be mentioned that vari­ous districts of Balochistan and other parts of the country, have been severely affected by the torrential rains, flooding hun­dreds of villages.

The recent monsoon rains have caused loss to life and property across the country, in­cluding Balochistan, while many communication roads have also been damaged and many houses have collapsed. In this difficult time, the government is utiliz­ing all its energy and resources on providing rescue and relief to the affected people.

Meanwhile, Minister for In­formation and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb Thurs­day underlined the need for aligning the Sustainable Devel­opment Goals (SDGs) with cli­mate change, which was having more impact on the developing countries as compared to the developed ones.