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Pakistan Says Flood Damage At $9.5 Billion

A CH-47 Chinook relief helicopter lands near Kalam in Swat Valley
A new report estimates the damage to property, crops, and infrastructure inflicted by Pakistan's recent floods to be $9.5 billion.

Pakistani Finance Ministry officials, citing an assessment by the Asian Development Bank and World Bank, said the government may face total recovery costs of $30 billion.

Pakistani authorities, eager to secure as much international aid as possible, had previously estimated total recovery costs at $43 billion.

compiled from agency reports