AGL 5.60 Decreased By ▼ -0.18 (-3.11%)
ANL 8.90 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.23%)
AVN 76.85 Decreased By ▼ -2.07 (-2.62%)
BOP 5.26 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.38%)
CNERGY 4.63 Decreased By ▼ -0.07 (-1.49%)
EFERT 81.27 Decreased By ▼ -0.33 (-0.4%)
EPCL 50.08 Decreased By ▼ -0.83 (-1.63%)
FCCL 13.16 Decreased By ▼ -0.22 (-1.64%)
FFL 5.69 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-0.52%)
FLYNG 7.07 Decreased By ▼ -0.08 (-1.12%)
FNEL 4.79 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-0.62%)
GGGL 8.80 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-1.12%)
GGL 14.55 Decreased By ▼ -1.33 (-8.38%)
HUMNL 5.69 Decreased By ▼ -0.08 (-1.39%)
KEL 2.63 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-1.13%)
LOTCHEM 28.60 Decreased By ▼ -0.45 (-1.55%)
MLCF 24.49 Decreased By ▼ -0.61 (-2.43%)
OGDC 72.43 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.03%)
PAEL 15.36 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.07%)
PIBTL 5.00 Decreased By ▼ -0.05 (-0.99%)
PRL 16.10 Decreased By ▼ -0.19 (-1.17%)
SILK 1.08 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-0.92%)
TELE 9.14 Decreased By ▼ -0.23 (-2.45%)
TPL 7.23 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-1.36%)
TPLP 18.61 Decreased By ▼ -0.34 (-1.79%)
TREET 21.68 Decreased By ▼ -0.32 (-1.45%)
TRG 136.71 Decreased By ▼ -4.44 (-3.15%)
UNITY 16.88 Decreased By ▼ -0.14 (-0.82%)
WAVES 9.86 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-0.4%)
WTL 1.41 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
BR100 4,225 Decreased By -29.6 (-0.7%)
BR30 15,518 Decreased By -214.7 (-1.36%)
KSE100 42,150 Decreased By -243.4 (-0.57%)
KSE30 15,588 Decreased By -75.7 (-0.48%)
Pakistan

Balochistan floods: PM orders disbursement of financial assistance

  • Says government has increased amount of financial assistance for partially- and fully-damaged houses to Rs500,000
Published August 1, 2022
Follow us

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif directed on Monday immediate disbursement of financial assistance to those who lost their family members in rains and floods in Balochistan.

This is the PM's second trip to Balochistan in the span of a week.

Earlier, the PM arrived in Quetta on a day-long visit and was accompanied by Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, Defence Production Minister Israr Tareen and Housing and Works Minister Maulana Abdul Wasay among others.

During his visit, he was given a briefing by NDMA and also visited relief camps set up in Khushnoob area of Qila Saifullah district. He was informed that four camps with medical facilities had been set up for flood-affected people and a tube well system in the area was functioning with solar energy to meet the water needs.

The PM said that the government has announced Rs1 million in compensation and the provincial government has already disbursed Rs1 million.

The PM further said that a compensatory amount of Rs200,000 would be given for a partially damaged house and of Rs500,000 for a completely damaged house.

Rains, floods: PM forms ministerial body to assess damages

The PM also expressed dissatisfaction over the absence of patients' records at medical camps in tent cities. He asked Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo to take action regarding this and also called for an inquiry to determine if the people were being actually treated at these medical camps.

As per the Provincial Disaster Management Authority, the death toll in flood-affected districts of Balochistan has risen to 136 while 70 people have been injured. A total of 13,535 houses collapsed or were partially damaged due to the ongoing heavy rains and floods, Radio Pakistan reported.

On Saturday, the PM formed a committee of federal ministers to determine the damages in rains, and flood-affected areas within the next four days so that short-term, mid-term, and long-term comprehensive plans in the light of the committee’s recommendations could be developed by August 4.

Comments

Comments are closed.

Asad Khursheed Aug 01, 2022 02:40pm
How many times we do the same - disbursement. Why don't we fix these issue prior to disaster . This country becomes the bunch of fools. Every year same visual , same headlines, same "fund raisings" with different faces.
thumb_up Recommended (0)

Balochistan floods: PM orders disbursement of financial assistance

PM terms IK’s remarks ‘undemocratic’

Sindh will rise again against ‘the tyrant’: IK

FBR set to fix minimum value for sugar supply

JPL seeks exemption from IFRS-9

Govt urges Turkiye to expedite TGA

Pakistani embassy in Kabul: IS-KP claims responsibility for attack

‘We must act resolutely to defeat the menace’: FO

Wheat quota of three flour mills suspended

Six coal miners killed in gas explosion in Harnai

Police granted 5-day remand of Swati