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Shehbaz Distributes Relief Package To Rain-Hit KP Residents

Shehbaz Distributes Relief Package To Rain-Hit KP Residents

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif distributed a significant financial aid package among the victims of the recent torrential rains and flooding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Representing the federal government, he presented a Rs 2 million cheque to the families of each deceased individual and Rs 500,000 to each injured person affected by the recent calamity across various districts, including merged tribal districts.

The distribution event occurred at the Governor House during the prime minister’s inaugural visit to KP after assuming office. Attendees included dignitaries such as KP Governor Haji Ghulam Ali, Members of the National Assembly Khwaja Muhammad Asif, Engr Amir Muqam, Sardar Muhammad Yousaf, Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Attaullah Tarar, PML-N Leader Ishaq Dar, former KP Governor Engr Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, senators, members of the provincial assemblies, Chairman of NDMA Lt Gen Inam Haider Malik, IGP KP Akhtar Hayat Gandapur, and relatives of the rain victims.

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The recent rains and floods resulted in the loss of 40 lives, including 27 children, and 62 individuals were injured in KP. The prime minister directed authorities to assess damaged houses within five days and complete compensation by March 11, utilizing helicopters for officials’ transportation in remote areas.

Shehbaz Sharif announced Rs 700,000 for each destroyed house and Rs 300,000 for each partially damaged house. He emphasized that financial compensation could not replace a human life but aimed to provide economic relief to affected families. Referring to the Holy Quran and Sunnah, he stressed the importance of patience in challenging times.

The prime minister acknowledged Pakistan’s vulnerability to climate change, pledging full support to victims’ families and praising the efforts of NDMA, PDMA, police, and district administrations. He expressed solidarity with the victims, emphasized the need for a comprehensive climate change strategy, and advocated for enhanced coordination among relevant authorities for efficient humanitarian assistance during natural disasters.