PAKISTAN All Pakistan Trade Union Federation Statement on Currently Pakistan Flooded by Heavy Rains

Dear Comrades, brothers and sisters, 

So far, exceptionally heavy monsoon rains that triggered flash floods across the country have affected 33 million Pakistanis, damaged nearly 1 million homes and killed at least 1,061 people. 

It’s a serious situation, all province suffered a lot by flood, but also one that’s exacerbated and obscured the climate changedriven flood crisis. 

“As Balochistan was being flooded – scenes and videos were rolling in from Balochistan — the government was basically concerned entirely with politics, and Khan was concerned entirely with politics”. 

The humanitarian situation in Pakistan has deteriorated further over the past two weeks as heavy rains continue to cause flooding, and landslides resulting in displacement and damage across the country. Sixty-six districts have been officially declared to be ‘calamity hit’ by the Government of Pakistan – 31 in Balochistan, 23 in Sindh, nine in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and three in Punjab. 116 districts have been affected, including 66 districts officially declared ‘calamity hit’. At least 1000 people were killed and 1,343 people injured since 14 June. Over 218,000 houses have been destroyed and a further 452,000 damaged since 14 June, according to the NDMA. 17 hundred thousands animals were killed. 

Government of Pakistan, Pakistan army, NGO’s, so called left and religious parties starting to call to international and national donations. 

So, it is a dire need to call to our international friends to help in this critical situation. 

Appeal to International comrades and friends

Pakistan has declared a state of emergency in view of huge losses of life, property, infrastructure, livestock and livelihoods. 33 million people have been affected by 1000 lives have lost, in which APTUF 54 members in Sind, Balochistan and in Punjab lost their houses, animals, members are safe but their houses are demolished. The members those whole house was demolished are 14. 

Comrades and friends if it will possible to please support us for those members who are homeless, no shelter and other facilities like food, medicines too.