Punjab exempts water rates, land revenue of flood-hit areas

By: News Desk
Published: 09:37 PM, 22 Aug, 2022
Punjab exempts water rates, land revenue of flood-hit areas
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Punjab Chief Minister Ch Parvez Elahi has declared all flood-hit areas as calamity-hit and waiving off water rates and land revenue in Rajanpur, Taunsa, Dera Ghazi Khan and Isakhel.

According to the 24News HD TV channel, he chaired an emergency meeting to review the flood situation in the province and the relief operations in Rajanpur, Taunsa, DG Khan and Isakhel areas. 

The CM directed delivering financial aid to the flood victims as soon as possible adding that damages to houses, crops and livestock will be fully compensated. A survey should be started as soon as possible to recompense for the damages, he emphasised. Additional funds will be provided to help and fully compensate the flood victims for their losses, he assured. He asked the SMBR and DG PDMA to leave for flood-hit areas and ordered the constitution of the cabinet committee for disaster management without any delay. An emergency plan should also be devised to restore flood-hit roads and all arrangements should be completed in DG Khan, Taunsa, and Rajanpur. Necessary equipment and food hampers should be delivered in large numbers to the affected areas; he said and asserted that the Punjab government stands with the flood affectees.

The CM also directed continuous monitoring of the water released by India.

“I am also grateful to the Pakistan Army for its timely help and assistance in the safe evacuation of the people," he said and thanked Corps Commander Multan.

He noted that the Pakistan Army is taking the lead in helping flood victims. 

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