PM Shehbaz establishes relief fund for flood affectees

ISLAMABAD (INN) – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has established relief fund for affectees of the recent floods.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, in a statement, said that Balochistan floods caused unusual devastation and urged people to donate to help their fellow countrymen.

The premier added that people should help government in rehabilitation of flood affectees.

The federal government has also, on the direction of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has declared emergency in the rain and flood affected areas to expedite relief and rehabilitation process.

The Prime Minister has also directed the Ministry of Finance to immediately provide five billion rupees to the National Disaster Management Authority for this purpose.

Earlier, the Prime Minister said we have to help people beyond our political interests.

He also constituted a high-level committee to ensure effective relief activities through coordination between NDMA and Provincial Disaster Management Authorities.

The Prime Minister said that in view of the climate change, there is a need to formulate medium-term and long-term policies.

He called upon the provincial governments to send authentic information and reports to the federal government so as to assess the damages caused by rains and flood at the earliest.

The Prime Minister said the joint survey is inevitable to assess the damages and pay compensation for the damaged structures and other losses.

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