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Pakistan is owed reparations, not aid, by U.S. and China

Polluting countries owe debt for climate-change harms

| Pakistan
Family members sit on rope beds beside their damaged house in Dera Allah Yar, Balochistan, on Aug. 25: Pakistan's floods should be a wake-up call for the world.   © Reuters

Nida Kirmani is associate professor of sociology in the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Lahore University of Management Sciences.

The toll from Pakistan's massive flooding is too huge for an individual to fathom. A third of the country is under water. Thirty-three million people have been displaced from their homes.

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