Maldivians in Pakistan doing well: Foreign Ministry

The Foreign Ministry has said that Maldivian citizens in Pakistan are doing well.

Pakistan has been experiencing severe flooding due to heavy rain since late June. While over 1,000 people have lost their lives thus far, the damage caused by the floods is expected to be worse than the 2010 floods, during which 2,000 deaths were recorded. According to reports, much of Pakistan is now under water, with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, and Balochistan being the worst affected provinces.

The Maldives Foreign Ministry has asked Maldivians residing in Pakistan to register with the High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Ministry's Communication Strategist Safath Ahmed Zahir said 67 Maldivians had registered so far and that the ministry is closely monitoring their status.

Most Maldivians in Pakistan reside in Lahore and Karachi.

The Pakistani government has said the country does not have the capacity to cope with climate change on its own and has sought international assistance.