Chief Minister approves Rs 1bn for flood-affected families
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah approved an immediate allocation of Rs 1 billion for the flood-affected families in order to provide them with early supply of ration, tents, mosquito nets, medicines and blankets ahead of the winter season.
The Sindh chief minister approved the allocation while presiding over a meeting regarding relief and disaster management at CM House.
Sindh Minister for Rehabilitation Haji Muzaffar Shujra, Adviser to Chief Minister for Relief Haleem Adil Shaikh, Sindh Chief Secretary Raja Muhammad Abbas, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) Muhammad Arif Khan, Rehabilitation Secretary Hashim Raza Zaidi, Education Secretary Mukhtiar Soomro, Health Secretary Aftab Ahmed Khatri, Principal Secretary to CM Agha Jan Akhtar and others attended the meeting.
The Sindh chief minister said that recent heavy rains affected six districts of upper Sindh and still rainwater is present in some districts, including Jacobabad and Kashmor. He said that the situation was bad in the rain-affected areas and it is very essential that before onset of winter season, people residing in relief camps or open places in tents be provided with food and necessary healthcare. He said that the ration, tents, mosquito nets, medicines etc will be frequently provided to affected people.
Adviser to Sindh chief minister for relief informed the meeting that in all 121 union councils of six districts and about 3.1 million people were affected. He said that 264,691 people are at 438 relief camps. “The total crop at 245,459 acres has been damaged. Besides this, 2,421 people were injured and 258 persons had died. The Sindh chief minister also directed the livestock secretary to provide veterinary treatment to animals. app
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People living in relief camps
Info provided by Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister for Relief Haleem Adil Shaikh