Sindh chief minister announces Rs five million for victims
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Tuesday announced Rs 5 million for the rescue operation and rehabilitation of people affected by rain in Shikarpur. The Chief Minister visited rain-hit areas of the interior of Sindh to review the ongoing rescue operation.
Qaim Ali Shah headed a meeting at the Deputy Commissioner’s office, which was attended, among others, by provincial ministers Agha Siraj Khan Durani, Agha Taimour Khan Pathan, Muhammad Ayaz Soomro, Muzaffar Shajra and Mohan Lal Kohistani. The Chief Minister said that heavy rainfall had wreaked considerable damage in Sindh and the provincial administration was working for the rehabilitation of people affected by rain. Officials of the irrigation department, NUSASC and the district administration were directed to drain water from cities, villages and farm areas.
He said that he had been informed that 37 people had died in rain this season and assured that the government would provide compensation. The Chief Minister also directed departments concerned to conduct a survey of casualties and property damage, besides assessing crop damages. Syed Qaim Ali Shah directed the DC Shikarpur to drain water from the city.