ISLAMABAD, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Friday that the international community should take concrete actions to help the country overcome the ongoing flood crisis.
As the world leaders continued to show massive sympathy for the flood-stricken people of Pakistan, it is time for the world to translate their solidarity into concrete actions, the prime minister said on Twitter.
Sharif, who is currently on a U.S. visit to attend the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, said that there has been a massive outpouring of sympathy and solidarity with Pakistan from the world leaders.
"Time has come for world to translate this solidarity into concrete action to help Pakistan overcome this crisis," he said.
According to the latest figures released by the National Disaster Management Authority, the floods in the country have killed 1,596 people, injured over 12,000 and left thousands homeless since mid-June. ■