PM Appeals To Nation To Donate For Relief, Rehabilitation Of Flood-stricken Countrymen

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – twenty third Aug, 2022 ) :Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday appealed to the nation to donate for supporting the aid and rehabilitation of the individuals and infrastructure in flood-hit areas the place a whole bunch have been killed and hundreds rendered homeless.

He mentioned the federal government was distributing Rs 37.2 billion as money aid among the many flood-stricken individuals. Rs 5 billion have instantly been launched to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to speed up the rescue, aid and rehabilitation efforts.

He mentioned Rs 25,000 money help was being paid to the flood victims along with the compensation of Rs1 million for the household of the deceased, and extra help for the injured individuals and damages to the homes.

“All this requires Rs 80 billion. It also requires hundreds of billions of rupees to overcome the losses as well as for rehabilitation of the victims,” he added.

The prime minister mentioned the provincial governments have been working around the clock in collaboration with the Federal authorities and armed forces.

He mentioned the nation had acquired unprecedented rains this yr breaking the 30-year common rainfall file, significantly in Sindh and Balochistan which precipitated flash floods to kill a whole bunch of individuals.

Conveying his prayers for these injured within the calamity, the prime minister mentioned the flash floods had left an enormous variety of individuals homeless apart from inflicting losses to livestock, crops, orchards and different properties.

The prime minister mentioned the federal government was finishing up aid and rehabilitation works with utmost accountability and honesty. The helicopters had been offered for aid operations within the areas the place roads and bridges had been destroyed.

The prime minister additionally paid tribute to the Pakistan Army officers who have been martyred in a helicopter crash in Balochistan in the course of the flood aid operation.

He recalled that the Pakistani individuals and the establishments had set an instance by exhibiting the fervour to sacrifice following the lethal earthquake of 2005 and disastrous flash floods in 2010. He mentioned the rehabilitation of the flood-stricken individuals may very well be expedited if the entire nation confirmed the identical spirit to help their countrymen.

“Our nation is ahead of all in the world when it comes to the passion to sacrifice. I appeal to you all to support,” the prime minister mentioned.

He urged the individuals to donate to the flood aid fund wholeheartedly, reviving the spirit of the sacrifice proven by the Ansar-e-Madina out of the love for the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him).

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