PM Shehbaz reviews relief operations in KP's flood-hit areas

PM Shehbaz reviews relief operations in KP's flood-hit areas

Nowshera (Web Desk): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday directed the authorities concerned to utilize all resources for immediate rescue and relocation of the flood-hit population.

According to details, the premier, who arrived here to review the rescue and relief activities in the flood-ravaged areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), was briefed about the flood situation in Kabul River.

Chief Secretary Khyber Pakthunkhwa Dr Shehzad Bangash, Deputy Commissioner Nowshera, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) officials briefed PM Shehbaz about the ongoing rescue, relief and rehabilitation operations in Nowshera district following the devastative floods of the August 27 that wreaked havoc to people’s lives and properties besides infrastructure, standing crops, gardens and livestock.

During the briefing at Mardan Bridge, the authorities concerned apprised the premier of the ongoing rescue and relief operation as well as other facilities being provided to the displaced people at the relief camps.

It was told that medical camps had also been established to provide required medical support to the flood victims staying at camps as well as at their own houses.

The authorities concerned informed the PM that 70 relief and 11 medical camps were established for flood victims at tehsils Jhangira, Pabbi and Nowshera and assistance was being provided to the affectees.

The prime minister was informed that the stoppage of Tarbela Dam’s water had helped passing of the flow of floods in River Kabul without causing further losses.

At the relief camp, PM Shehbaz also interacted with the people staying at the shelter camps and showed affection to the children.

He assured that the government would provide them with all possible facilities at the camps and resolved not to leave them alone.

"The federal government, in collaboration with the Pakistan Army, is striving to provide maximum relief to the affected people," PM Shehbaz said.

He said that the federal government is providing Rs25 cash assistance each among the flood-hit families across the country to enable them to meet their immediate needs.

Moreover, Rs 1 million each would also be given to the families who had lost their dear ones.

The prime minister was accompanied by federal ministers Marriyum Aurangzeb and Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Adviser to PM Engineer Amir Muqam, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) KP Spokesman and Member Provincial Assembly, Ikhtiar Wali Khan and other party leaders.