Hurricane Irma: PM expresses solidarity with Cuba

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has sent a message to Cuban President Raul Castro, expressing solidarity with the government and people of Cuba in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, said a statement issued by PM spokesperson on Wednesday.

The prime minister assured that Pakistan is ready to provide all possible assistance in these difficult times and expressed hope that the resilience of the people would lift  Cuba out of these trying times.

Irma hit Cuba as a Category Five and killed at least 10 people including seven in capital Havana. After bringing its 20ft storm surges to the Bahamas, Irma hit parts of Cuba on Friday night, continuing into Saturday morning – and it remained over the nation’s northern coast through the afternoon.



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