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KP government expedites payment to rain-affected families

By Bureau report
April 18, 2024
In this photo, the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ali Amin Gandapur addresses the provincial assembly on March 2, 2024. — Facebook/Ali Amin Khan Gandapur
In this photo, the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ali Amin Gandapur addresses the provincial assembly on March 2, 2024. — Facebook/Ali Amin Khan Gandapur

PESHAWAR: The KP government on Wednesday expedited the cash payment to the families which lost members in recent torrential rains and floods. On the directives of Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur, Rs50 million were released by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) for the financial assistance to the heirs of the deceased persons in various districts.

A handout said Rs20 million was released for Nowshera, Rs5 million for Lower Dir, Rs3 million each for Swat and Malakand, Rs2 million each for Upper Dir and Tank, whereas Rs1 million was released each for Lower Chitral, Battagram, Karak, Peshawar and Charsadda. In addition to this, Rs10 million were released for general relief in Lower Chitral.

Expressing his satisfaction over the steps taken by PDMA and other relevant departments in providing relief to the rain-affected families, the chief minister said that providing relief to the affected people was a priority with the provincial government and all available resources are being utilised for this purpose.

He said authorities had already been directed to carefully assess the losses in all the affected districts and ensure that all the victims were provided with relief and assistance.

Gandapur directed the officials to speed up work on the rehabilitation of rain-affected infrastructure so that the issues faced by people could be resolved as soon as possible so that they could return to normal life.

“Nothing can replace a human life. The provincial government not only equally shares the grief of the bereaved families but is also going all out to provide them relief and assistance”, he added. The chief minister prayed for the eternal peace of deceased ones and the patience for the bereaved families.