ISLAMABAD: Economic Coordinating Committee (ECC) of office in special meeting on Saturday Approved Technical Supplemental Grant of 5 billion rupees will be used for rescue work and how compensation for death and injury caused floods during year.
Separately, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, who visited flood-hit areas over in past a week, announced parameter up “Prime Minister’s Assistance Fund” and turned to benefactors and benefactors.off segments of society to support flood affects with generous donations.
According to ESC decision, amount will be allocated from the contingency reserve of Finance Division as a block appropriation to the National Disaster Management Fund (NDMF).
Minister of Finance Miftah Ismail, who chaired the meeting, ordered the immediate transfer of funds for timely help of flood affects. The directive came after the National Disaster Management Administration released a summary for distribution of funds on prime minister’s instructions.
NDMA Chair Appeals to ECC for Block Allocation of 5 billion rupees maybe made to NDMF.
Minister of State for Finance and Revenue Dr. Aisha Gous Pasha, Prime Minister’s Coordinator on Trade and Industry Rana Ihsan Afzal, Prime Minister’s Coordinator on Economy Bilal Azhar Kayani, federal secretaries and others senior officers were present at the meeting.
prime minister presiding over separate meeting stated that compatriots already set precedent in in world making generous donations during the 2005 earthquake and 2010 floods support affected population.
Donations can be made in Account number: G-12164 of Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for 2022.
Mr. Sharif noted that historical rainfall triggered a huge disaster that greatly affected Balochistan, leaving a mark of unprecedented destruction.
Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab were also bad hit, he said, adding that despite the difficult financial situation, government issued 5 billion rupees for affected families.
prime minister called on the rich people to support in government efforts in rehabilitation work. Affected brothers, sisters and children required support with revival of Ansar-i-Madina-like passion, he said.
federal government It has already state of emergency declared in in flood- affected areas. The provincial governments had also were forced to declare them a disaster -hit areas so that relief and recovery efforts can be accelerated.
Meanwhile, the Federal Flood Commission said the Indus River is flowing in average flood to Guddu (downstream the Towns) and in short flood in Sukkur.
According to FFC daily report for Saturday everything else main rivers of The river system of the Indus – the rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej, including the Indus at Tarbel, Kalabah, Chashma and Kotri – currently have normal flow conditions.
Published in Dawn, August 7, 2022