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Angelina Jolie meets Pakistan PM

Last updated on: September 9, 2010 13:37 IST

Angelina Jolie meets Pakistan PM

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Hollywood star Angelina Jolie met Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani at his residence in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Jolie is visiting Pakistan to draw global attention to the plight of over 20 million people hit by the country's worst floods.


Image: Actress Angelina Jolie with Pakistan PM Yusuf Raza Gilani
Photographs: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters
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Jolie donated $100,000 for victims of Pakistan's floods

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She has also donated $100,000 for victims of Pakistan's devastating floods. On Tuesday, she met people affected by the deluge in the country's restive northwest.

Jolie toured a relief camp at Risalpur in Nowshera district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.


Photographs: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters
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Jolie visited relief camp in northwest Pak

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The 35-year-old star interacted with people living in the relief camp, especially women and children. Jolie, accompanied by officials of UN agencies, distributed food and relief materials among the children before returning to Islamabad.

Photographs: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters
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Jolie is a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

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In a statement, the UN refugee agency said, 'UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie arrived in Pakistan to meet people affected by the floods and to highlight the urgent need for help. Jolie, who is visiting as the personal envoy of UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antnio Guterres, is travelling to affected communities and meeting with people involved in the relief efforts.'

Image: Jolie meets 64-year-old Zenul Hawa at her flood damaged home in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Photographs: Jason Tanner/Reuters
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Jolie's fourth visit to Pakistan

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This is Jolie's fourth visit to Pakistan since she became a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in 2001.

Last week, she released a video message appealing for greater public support for Pakistan's relief efforts. The floods triggered by torrential monsoon rains have killed over 1,750 people and devastated millions of acres of croplands.


Image: Jolie at the Jalozai flood victim relief camp
Photographs: Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters
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Jolie opposes US pastor's plans to burn the Koran

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Jolie has joined a growing chorus of opposition to plans by a US pastor to burn copies of the Koran on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, amid fears it would fan religious hatred.

Image: Jolie at the Jalozai flood victim relief camp
Photographs: Fayaz Aziz/Reuters
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