Bloomberg Markets and Finance published this video item, entitled “Pakistan Pleads for Help Following Unprecedented Floods” – below is their description.
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari discusses energy supplies, and the need for international support to help the South Asian nation recover from devastating floods. The unprecedented floods in the summer killed more than 1,700 people, inundated a third of the nation and cut the nation’s growth by half. The floods have left about $32 billion in damages and losses to the nation’s economy. Zardari speaks on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.” (Excerpts)
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Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It has a population exceeding 212.2 million, including the world’s second-largest Muslim population. It has an area of 881,913 square kilometres (340,509 square miles).
Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.