The Queen has mentioned she is “deeply saddened” by widespread flooding that has claimed greater than 1,000 lives in Pakistan this summer season.
The nation has seen exceptionally heavy monsoon rains which have triggered flash floods, affecting 33 million individuals and damaging almost a million properties.
The dying toll is reported to be not less than 1,061 individuals.
In a message to the nation’s president, Arif Alvi, the Queen mentioned: “I’m deeply saddened to listen to of the tragic lack of life and destruction brought on by the floods throughout Pakistan.
“My ideas are with all those that have been affected, in addition to these working in troublesome circumstances to help the restoration efforts.
“The UK stands in solidarity with Pakistan as you get better from these horrible occasions.”
The message, launched by Buckingham Palace, was signed “Elizabeth R”.
In a message to the Pakistani authorities, the Prince of Wales echoed the Queen’s sentiments saying he and his spouse, the Duchess of Cornwall, have been additionally “deeply saddened” by the devastation brought on by the floods.
“Our hearts exit to all of the victims and their family members and to the tens of millions of people that have misplaced property and their livelihoods,” he mentioned.
“Your nation could be very particular to us, with deep and enduring bonds to the UK. We want to pay a selected tribute to the Authorities of Pakistan, the army and emergency providers, the numerous volunteers and support companies who’re working tirelessly to save lots of lives and help these in want.
“Occasions like these remind us of the fragility of our planet and the pressing want for humanity to stay in concord with Nature. Our prayers are with all our pals in Pakistan.”
Charles is donating to worldwide support charity Islamic Reduction in help of their work to assist these affected by the catastrophe.
Pakistani authorities mentioned the devastation is worse than in 2010 when 1,700 individuals have been killed by floods.
Boris Johnson mentioned the destruction was “heartbreaking” as he pledged UK help.
The outgoing Prime Minister tweeted: “It’s heartbreaking to see the persevering with devastation wrought by the floods in Pakistan.
“My ideas go to the victims and people serving to with an heroic reduction effort.
“The UK is sending help and continues to face by the individuals of Pakistan of their hour of want.”
Qamar Javed Bajwa, present Chief of the Military Employees in Pakistan, mentioned on Sunday that the nation could take years to get better.
Final week, the United Nations mentioned it had allotted £2.6 million for UN support companies and their companions in Pakistan to reply to the floods.
Pakistan’s local weather minister, Sherry Rehman, mentioned the nation has suffered heavier rains this yr primarily due to local weather change.
The unprecedented rains have affected all 4 of the nation’s provinces, destroying greater than 150 bridges and washing away quite a few roads, making rescue operations troublesome.
At the least 6,500 troopers have been drafted in to assist civilian authorities in rescue and reduction operations throughout the nation.
Prime Minister Shabaz Sharif visited quite a lot of flood-damaged areas within the north-west of the nation on Monday and has mentioned the federal government will present housing for individuals who have misplaced their properties.