Pakistan accepts India’s aid for flood

Islamabad has accepted US$5 million in aid for flood victims from India, a rare expression of goodwill between the feuding neighbours at a time when Pakistan is reeling from one of its worst ever natural disasters.

The United Nations has appealed for $460 million in emergency assistance.

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told Indian television station the government had accepted the money.

Press trust of India reported that India’s foreign office on Friday welcomed the decision to accept the aid adding the government was willing to provide more assistance.