The AP Interview: Pakistani leader details flood devastation
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Flooding likely worsened by climate change has submerged one-third of Pakistan’s territory and left 33 million of its people scrambling to survive. That’s according to Pakistan’s prime minister, who says he came to the United Nations this year to tell the world that “tomorrow, this tragedy can fall on some other country.” In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, Shahbaz Sharif exhorted world leaders gathered for their annual meeting at the General Assembly to stand together and raise resources. He says that will help make sure that future generations are helped. The initial estimate of losses to the economy as a result of the three-month flooding disaster is $30 billion.