Administration directed to accelerate flood relief efforts

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Deputy Chairman of the National Flood Response Coordination Centre Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday requested the civil administration of all federating units to accelerate the relief efforts in flood-affected areas.

While chairing a session of the NFRCC, Ahsan directed officials to focus on the rehabilitation of flood victims and urged them to ensure that the affectees return to their normal daily life.

The session of the flood response centre was co-chaired by national coordinator NFRCC Maj-Gen Muhammad Zafar Iqbal.

Discussing relief efforts, the minister of communication and railway informed the forum regarding the infrastructure and railway rehabilitation plan as well as the latest meteorological and flood situation.

The forum was also informed of the interim damage assessment by Finance Minister Miftah Ismail and the minister of state for finance.

CEO Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan Asim Rauf apprised the NFRCC of plans to mitigate water-borne diseases and mechanisms for water purification in the flood-hit regions of Sindh and Balochistan.

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