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Press Release | Sept. 2, 2022

U.S. Central Command statement on flooding in Pakistan


Sept. 2, 2022

Release Number 20220902-01


Statement from Colonel Joe Buccino, CENTCOM communications director:

TAMPA, Fla. – On Thursday, September 1st, during a phone call with General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, GEN Michael “Erik” Kurilla, commander of U.S. Central Command, expressed his condolences for the people of Pakistan amidst catastrophic floods. CENTCOM is sending an assessment team to Islamabad to determine what potential support DoD can provide to USAID as part of the United States’ assistance to the flooding crisis in Pakistan.