Pakistani flag above Preston Town Hall

Photo: Preston City Council

Preston City Council has hoisted the Pakistani flag at City Hall to show support for the nation as it battles devastating floods.


Today (Friday September 2) the council raised the flag and posted a statement on their website yesterday, offering words of support on behalf of Preston residents and calling for donations.

Preston Mayor, Councilor Neil Darby and Preston Party Leaders Cllr Matthew Brown, Leader of Preston City Council, Conservative Leader Cllr Sue Whittam and Cllr John Potter, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, endorsed the message.

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Photo: Preston City Council

The statement read: “Speaking on behalf of the people of Preston, our hearts go out to the victims of the devastating floods in Pakistan, leaving millions homeless, destroying buildings and leaving large swaths of the country under water.

“As the country faces a humanitarian crisis, we support the call for help and urge our communities to do what they can for the people of Pakistan at this difficult time.

“We know things are tough here too, but any small donation will go a long way to help in this time of crisis.”

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