Pakistan’s Foreign Minister: We’re Not a ‘Geopolitical Football’
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Islamabad’s relations with Beijing and Washington and how his country is dealing with deadly floods.
First came a heat wave. Then glacial ice began to melt. Torrential monsoon rains arrived, and Pakistan was confronted with its worst floods in living memory. About a third of Pakistan remains underwater, with many thousands of homes submerged or washed away. More than 30 million people in Pakistan are directly affected, with their access to food now cut off. The threat of waterborne diseases is adding to what is shaping up to be one of the world’s deadliest crises this year.
Ravi Agrawal is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy. Twitter: @RaviReports
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