CM approves Rs12b funds for rehabilitation of flood-affectees


Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi presided over a high level meeting at CMO in which the Head of Punjab Ehsas Program Dr. Sania Nishtar, Provincial Minister Mohsin Leghari and former Federal Minister Moonis Elahi attended.

CM accorded approval of the funds amounting to Rs 12 billion on the whole for the rehabilitation and settlement of the flood- affectees.

CM revealed that the Punjab government will provide Rs 9 billion for the rehabilitation and settlement of the flood-affected people adding that Rs 3.2 billion were being collected in the telethon on the appeal of Chairman PTI Imran Khan in which he also participated. He disclosed that Rs10 billion have been allocated to redress the losses of houses and the livestock while Rs 2 billion have been allocated to provide financial assistance to the farmers whose fields were ruined due to the flood.

He apprised that the farmers having less than 12.5 acres of land will be disbursed Rs 5000/per acre while Rs 2lac/financial aid will be given on the falling down of adobe houses while Rs 4lac/financial aid will be given to the owners of the bricked houses.

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