Govt. allocates Rs38 billion to assist flood affected; distribution begins in Sindh: PM

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SAJAWAL: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif talking to media at the relief camp of Gul Muhammad Uplano Village, here Saturday. - PID photo

SAJAWAL: On Saturday, Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif said that the federal government had set aside Rs38 billion to give each flood-affected family Rs25,000.
The prime minister told the people affected by the floods that he had already given Rs15 billion to Sindh province and that the Benazir Income Support Program had started giving flood relief money to each family in Sindh province (BISP). He also said that BISP had all the necessary information to make sure that the money got to the families who needed it quickly and fairly.
The prime minister told the provincial governments that the federal government would support them and that other provinces would also get grants like these. The chief minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, federal ministers, and other important people went with the prime minister.
He said that the federal government was still helping the provincial governments with rescue, relief, and recovery efforts with the help of the National Disaster Management Authority and other relevant departments.
He said that soon, a combined survey would be done, which would give them an idea of how much damage and loss the floods have caused across the country.
In this time of trouble, the prime minister stressed that they had to work together, no matter how they voted.
The prime minister said it was time to ask Allah Almighty for forgiveness.
He said that the flash floods in Swat and Kalam had caused huge losses because they had washed away hotels and killed a lot of people.
The prime minister also told Minister for Energy Engineer Khurram Dastagir to talk to the diplomatic and business communities, Iqra University, and the Indonesian community in Karachi. With this programme, Indonesia and Pakistan are no longer just two different countries; they are now like brothers.