Pakistan’s floods: Impact, consequences and relief

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One-fifth of Pakistan is underwater. Monsoon rains have pummeled one of the world’s poorest regions, and one of the most important nations in terms of geopolitical strategy. Already insufficient infrastructure like roads and bridges are submerged or gone, making an already difficult relief and recovery effort almost impossible. Guest host TRACEY MATISAK will get an update on this unfolding, enormous disaster from ISSAM AHMED, a correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor who joins us from Lahore, Pakistan. Then we’ll hear from Philadelphia Inquirer columnist TRUDY RUBIN about the political impact of the flood and the international response to it. Then we’ll hear about Delaware Valley efforts to help Pakistani flood victims with Dr. ZAHEER CHAUDHRY, president of the American Muslim Society of the Tri-State Area.

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