CM approves Rs12b funds for rehabilitation, settlement of flood-affectees


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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 2 lac/financial aid will be given on the falling down of adobe houses while Rs 4 lac/financial aid will be given to the owners of the bricked houses.

He informed that the owners of the livestock will also be given financial aid in the flood-affected areas.CM highlighted that the Punjab government is doing the rehabilitation work of the flood-affectees from its own resources and from the CM Flood Relief Fund. He vowed that we will fulfil our responsibility by redressing the losses of all the food- affected people.

CM denounced that the financial assistance not being given to the flood- affectees of Punjab by the Federal government is highly sorrowful and worth condemnation adding that the Federal government left the flood-affectees of Punjab alone. CM censured that the Federal government did not give even a single penny to help the flood-affectees of Punjab adding that the attitude of the Federal government tantamounts to doing an injustice with the flood-affectees of Punjab.CM underscored that the Punjab government is determined to rehabilitate the flood-affectees from its own resources.

Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti, Senior Member Board of Revenue, concerned Secretaries and other officials also attended the meeting.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi felicitated the people of Turkiye and the government on its Republic Day on behalf of the people of Punjab and the government. CM stated that we equally share the rejoice of our brothers on the Republic Day of Turkiye. CM stated that under the dynamic leadership of the President of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkiye made an unprecedented progress and under the far-sighted leadership of the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the expeditious progress of Turkiye in every sector is an example for the nations of the globe.CM acknowledged that Turkiye fully supported Pakistan in its every hour of difficulty and the people of Punjab are grateful to Turkiye for extending its all out help during the recent flood. CM maintained that the diplomatic support of Turkiye on the viewpoint of Pakistan on Kashmir is unforgettable.


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