According to the UN, around 34,000 women paramedical workers have
gone missing from the flood affected districts of Pakistan, a
media report said Saturday.
Noted social activist Tahira Abdullah said the mind boggling
disclosure in the UN report has so far failed to have an impact on
the government, The NewsInternational reported.
"Even the provincial governments are silent on this report, which
should have been enough to shake the entire set-up," she said.
Abdullah asked the government to take a roll-call, so it could be
confirmed that all the paramedical workers were safe.
"They (the government) tried to play down the matter and said that
there actually is exaggeration in the report. According to their
statistics, only 10,000 have gone missing during the floods," she
The floods that started in July have killed around 1,700 people
and affected more than 20 million. Overall economic loss has been
estimated at around $9.5 billion.