CM directs to ensure transparency in distribution of relief items

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Says people to be compensated according to new govt’s policy

Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has directed planning for construction of safety embankments and flood protection walls at sensitive places to minimize damages from floods in future.

He issued these directives while chairing a meeting on flood situation and ongoing rescue and relief operation in the flood affected areas of the province. He said that efforts were being made to minimize damages in any flood situation in future.

During the meeting, it was informed that more than 350,000 people were evacuated from their homes due to advance flood alert and damages were reduced due to timely arrangements and evacuation at large scale.

Chief Minister said that people affected from floods would be compensated according to new government’ policy. He directed the district administration to ensure transparency in the distribution relief items among flood victims, adding relief items to undeserving people would not be tolerated and strict action will be taken against those responsible for misusing relief items.

He also directed swift distribution of medicines, chlorination tablets and mosquito nets in flood-hit areas to stop spread of diseases and epidemic.

On the other hand commissioner Dera Division Amir Afaq on Thursday vowed to ensure that each flood victim receives relief items timely and warned that strict action would be taken against officials if found involved in unfair distribution of relief consignments among flood victims in the district.

He expressed these views while visiting several flood affected areas of the district along with Provincial Minister for Provincial Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Faisal Amin Gandapur.

He said that relief items were only meant for the flood affected people who should be extended relief at all costs by delivering them relief items timely.

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