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Montreal’s Pakistani diaspora organizes relief efforts for flooded country – Montreal
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Montreal’s Pakistani diaspora organizes relief efforts for flooded country – Montreal

As floods continue to ravage parts of Pakistan, Montrealers with connections to that country are rallying to offer support. “What’s happening in Pakistan right now is a huge calamity,” said Hayee Bokhari, founder and co-chair of the Montreal-based Canada Pakistan Affiliated Chamber of Trade (CPACT). “The flood is the flood of the century.” Read more: Floods in Pakistan: Officials breach swelling lake to avert overflow The deluge that has killed almost 1,300 people and affected more than 33 million, nearly the entire population of Canada, is the result of unprecedented monsoon rains that started in June.Montreal’s Pakistani diaspora worry things could get worse.“Now there’s another problem which we are suffering now because the water is still there,” expla...