Pakistani implores world to help after floods

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“The fact of the matter is that the story in the floods of Pakistan is the human suffering. Political consequences, if any, are just a secondary story,” Mr. Haqqani said.

He attributed the criticism about the news coverage to a section of Pakistanis, Pakistani-Americans and an anti-government Pakistani media. He said these groups had created a “narrative about the politics of the disaster rather than the humanitarian impact of the disaster.”

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Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.

Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.


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