The government of Sindh will get a grant of Rs 15 billion from the prime minister, Shehbaz Sharif, to help balance the significant losses of lives and infrastructure as a result of the extensive damage brought on by flash floods.
The prime minister went through the flooded regions of Sukkur, Rohri, Khairpur, Faiz Ganj, Kot Diji, and Thari Mir Wah while touring the flood-affected provinces.
He received information on the damage done by the unheard-of rainfall and floods as well as the relief and recovery efforts. The Prime Minister later met with flood victims as well.
At the Sukkur Barrage, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif spoke to reporters while flanked by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto. He said the situation demanded putting politics aside and assisting the flood victims in overcoming their tribulations.
The federal contribution, according to the prime minister, will assist the Sindh government in carrying out relief and rehabilitation efforts.
He added that the coalition government will stop at nothing to assist those who had suffered enormous loss as a result of floods. He stated that the coalition government would work together to lessen the suffering of the flood victims.
Shehbaz Sharif also mentioned that over 900 people died due to floods in the last few months, while the situation incurred a heavy toll on crops and livestock as well. He directed the relief and rescue staff to be available round-the-clock on duties to help the flood victims.
He announced the disbursement of Rs 25,000 per household through Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) starting Friday and onwards and said in one week, around Rs 28 billion would be given to the affected people.
Additionally, he continued, medical camps are prepared to provide care to people in the flood-affected areas. The flood victims in Sindh and Balochistan would receive 80 tonnes and 20 tonnes, respectively, of the 100 tonnes of safe drinking water that Nestle Pakistan had given.
The prime minister added that he met with ambassadors from numerous nations this morning and appealed with them to help Pakistan in its hour of need.
He acknowledged speaking with the army and navy chiefs, who gave him their full backing for relief and rescue operations.
The prime minister promised that after taking the necessary action, the grid stations in the flood-affected districts would be turned back on. To prevent cases of individuals being electrocuted, the power stations had been turned off after being submerged in water.
Speaking at the event, Pakistan’s foreign minister, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, said it was a test for all political parties to show they could support their country’s citizens in their time of need.
He praised the prime minister for his announcement that compensation funds would be distributed to flood victims through the BISP. He emphasized that tents were currently the most needed item and urged philanthropists to make a donation.