Prime Minister to visit flood-affected Balochistan areas

By: 24 News
Published: 01:46 PM, 30 Jul, 2022
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has left for Balochistan where he will visit rain and flood-hit Jhal Magsi area, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday.

During his visit, the premier will take stock of the damage done by the recent spell of rains and flood. He will review rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts being carried out for the affectees. 

Federal ministers and officials of other higher authorities would also accompany Prime Minister Shehbaz. 

Earlier, the prime minister deferred his Balochistan visit due to inclement weather. But as the weather improved, he left for the province today. 

A few days back, the prime minister also chaired a detailed meeting over the rescue, relief and rehabilitation measures in the flood-affected areas. The meeting was apprised about the distribution of financial support among the flood affectees.

Under the prime minister’s direction, affected families who lost their members during the natural calamity were provided with the monetary support of Rs1 million each. The prime minister had also directed for increasing the financial aid to the injured and enhanced compensation support for the damaged houses.

The direction was passed for increasing the amount for the injured and affected from Rs50,000 to Rs200,000. Besides, support for the partially damaged homes had been increased from Rs25,000 to Rs250,000 each and for those completely damaged houses, the amount was amplified from Rs50,000 to Rs500,000 each.

The prime minister had also constituted a special committee comprising the federal ministers to effectively supervise the rescue and relief activities.

Reporter: Awais Kiyani