Rs 69bn disbursed among 2010 flood victims: NADRA
KARACHI: The first phase of Watan cards was launched in September 2010 through which government distributed Rs 69 billion among 1.75 million affected families in order to provide immediate relief.
Rs 34 billion had already been disbursed in the first phase across the country in all the provinces, including Gilgit- Baltistan and AJ&K with contributions from the federal government as well as the provinces.
The Citizen Damage Compensation Programme (CDCP) Phase-II of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) is designed to give Rs 40,000 in two tranches to those affectees of super flood 2010 whose houses were damaged.
In the second phase, over 945,591 beneficiaries are enrolled and are being provided two equal tranches of Rs 20,000 with approximately Rs 35 billion disbursed already, said spokesperson NADRA. She said presently this programme was passing through Grievance Redressal Phase besides enrollment of remaining beneficiaries.
The disbursement of Rs 35 billion included Rs 339 million for Azad Kashmir, Rs 143 million for GilgitBaltistan, Rs 10 billion for Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Rs 13 billion for Punjab, Rs 9 billion for Sindh and Rs 384 million for Balochistan.
The programme worth $580 million has been part of the collaboration between the government of Pakistan and international donor agencies.
The contribution of Pakistani government was $100 million, World Bank (IDA loan) $125 million, United State Agency for International Development grant of $190 million, DFID grant of $100 million and Italian government’s loan of $65 million.