Wednesday, 17 August 2022, 07:19:36 am
Federal Govt declares emergency in flood-hit areas
August 06, 2022

The federal government, on the direction of Prime Minister Muhammad 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.

Presiding over a meeting to review relief and rehabilitation work in flood-affected areas, 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.