For people affected by the country’s recent heavy rains and flooding, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has established a flood relief fund and requested donations from charitable individuals and members of the public.
According to the prime minister, Balochistan has been devastated by excessive rain, while Sindh, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) provinces have all suffered losses.
He urged donors to step forward and assist the government in rebuilding the homes of those impacted by the calamity, saying that “despite difficult economic situations, the government has released Rs5 billion for the flood affectees.”
PM Shehbaz Sharif also directed the provincial governments to declare the affected areas as calamity-hit so that relief work could be expedited in those areas.
The funds for the flood affectees could be transferred to account number G-12164 of Prime Minister Relief Fund 2022.
It is important to note that the prime minister has already proclaimed a state of emergency in areas affected by severe monsoon rains and flooding and has directed the finance ministry to give the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Rs 5 billion for rescue and relief efforts.
In places that have been severely affected by flooding and rain, a state of emergency has been imposed, according to a statement released by the Prime Minister’s House.
A joint committee of the NDMA and PDMA has also been formed by the PM in order to start rescue and rehabilitation efforts for flood victims.
The Prime Minister stated that the programs are their top priority and directed the Finance Ministry to give Rs 5 billion for the rescue and relief efforts. The PM said, “We will need to consider the people who are suffering as a result of our political conflicts.”
The committee formed by PM includes Ahsan Iqbal, Asad Mehmood, Abdul Wasay, Murtaza Javed, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Chairman NDMA and Secretary communications. The committee would hold its inaugural session today and formulate a coordination policy.
The PM continued by saying that in order to address the issue, both short- and long-term strategies must be developed. The PM has instructed the province government to provide reports to the federal government.