Pakistan floods: 67 Maldivians in Pakistan, all reported safe

From a ceremony held at the Maldivian High Commission in Pakistan to mark the Independence Day of Maldives. (Photo / Foreign Ministry)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday stated that at the moment 67 Maldivians are registered with the High Commission of Maldives in Islamabad, amidst widespread flooding in the country.

The ministry noted that most Maldivians reside in Lahore or Karachi, adding that the High Commission was in touch with the registered Maldives, who are all reported to be safe.

When questioned by Sun regarding the situation, Communication Strategist at the Foreign Ministry Safath Ahmed Zahir said that the High Commission was closely monitoring the situation.

Pakistan predicts that the damages from this flood total up to USD four billion.

The National Disaster Management Authority of Pakistan reported that floods this summer have killed more than 1,136 people and injured 1,636 as well as damaging 1 million homes.

At least 498,000 people in the country of 220 million are in relief camps after being displaced, it said. Many more displaced are believed to be living with relatives, friends or outside.