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PM Directs NDMA for Relief and Rehabilitation of Affectees in K-P


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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif directed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to take maximum steps, in collaboration with the provincial administration, for the rescue and rehabilitation of the people affected by torrential rains and snowfall in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Prime Minister emphasized the need to provide compensation to the residents of affected houses within the next five days. He assured the affected people that the federal government would extend all possible assistance in this hour of need.

The meeting was briefed about the losses and ongoing rescue and relief operations in the wake of torrential rains and snowfall in the province. It was reported that forty people lost their lives, while sixty-two others, including twenty-seven children, were injured in the recent rains and snowfall. Besides, six hundred and thirty-five houses were damaged either fully or partially.

The Prime Minister was informed that two million rupees each are being provided to the family members of those who died in the rain-related incidents, while five hundred thousand rupees each are being given to the injured. Similarly, seven hundred thousand rupees are being given to the owners of fully damaged and three hundred and fifty thousand rupees to partially affected houses. The meeting was further told that all the leading highways of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been made functional, whereas work is underway on roads affected by snowfall and landslide.

The NDMA, provincial, and district administration are fully prepared to deal with any emergency that may arise due to expected snowfall in the next couple of days. The Prime Minister directed the NDMA to ensure that all the measures are taken to provide relief and rehabilitation to the affected people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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