While thousands are dead and millions are suffering from the devastating floods, international support has been forthcoming with the Americans donating $35 Million and at least 30 helicopters among other supplies such as bridges, halal foods, and medical equipment. What does the Taliban say? Taliban says we should reject help and let our people die.
The most devastating floods in Pakistan’s living memory have affected up to 13.8 million people and killed an estimated 1,600 prompting the UN to prepare an appeal for several hundred million dollars for immediate relief.
“We will ourselves distribute relief under leadership of our chief Hakimullah Mehsud among the people if the government assures us that none of our members will be arrested,” Tariq said.
“We condemn American and other foreign aid and believe that it will lead to subjugation. Our jihad against America will continue.”
Washington has provided 35 million dollars in aid, including 436,000 halal meals and 12 pre-fabricated bridges.The White House said that US helicopters have helped to save more than 1,000 lives in Pakistan.
So the foreign aid has helped save thousands of lives. Remind me what sort of aid Taliban has provided for us?
The TTP, a key architect of a bombing campaign that has killed more than 3,570 people across Pakistan in three years, grabbed the global spotlight after the United States accused the group over a failed car bomb plot in New York in May.
That is some help we can certainly do without.