No trust deficit between govt and NGOs, says Malik -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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No trust deficit between govt and NGOs, says Malik

KARACHI – Interior Minister Rehman Malik Monday clarified that there was no trust deficit and controversy between the government and NGOs regarding the funds distribution donated by the world community.

Talking to media persons, he said the government was very thankful to the Saudi Arabia for providing relief assistance for the people stuck in floodwaters. He said the floods had caused massive destruction massive across the country from Gilgit-Baltistan to Thatta and Badin; however, the government had been making efforts to reach out in all the affected areas.

He reiterated govt’s commitment to provide full rehabilitation assistance, saying the task would be a gigantic one.

He announced that the govt would compensate the flood-affected people to resettle them in their areas and provide them means of livelihood and assistance for future cultivation.

He said three teams had been constituted to check fake flood-affectees in Karachi, as some people in garb of flood-victims were occupying the vacant properties in the metropolis. Monitoring Desk adds: Malik reiterated govt’s resolve to restore Karachi peace at any cost, reported a private TV channel.

He said Nadra’s fast photo cameras would be installed at all the entry and exit points to check the miscreants’ movement in the metropolis.

“Action would be taken against all mafias belonging to any party,” Malik said and urged the media to float suggestions to stop targeted killing. He said that the directives had been issued to take action against fake flood affectees, who were looting the donors showing themselves affected, adding that complete protection would be provided to people distributing aids among the flood-hit people.

To a question he said that the statement of Prime Minister was misconceived regarding dissatisfaction over the NGOs, adding relief work should be carried out beyond politics and machiavellian tactics.

He appealed the international community and overseas Pakistanis to provide more aid as more facilities had to be provided the helpless affectees.

Minister said that several countries had provided ambulances along with water filter plants for the flood-hit people. He appealed to the affectees trapped in Sajawal to shift for safer places.
Source: The Nation
Date:8/31/2010