CM KP announces relief package for flood affectees of Balochistan

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Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan Saturday announced the relief package for the flood affectees of Balochistan and directed the relevant authorities to ensure provision of announced package to flood hit people within the next 24 hours.

As per special directives of the chief minister, 32 trucks of relief package from the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be dispatched to flood hit people of Balochistan. The relief package includes, 1000 number of tents, 1000 mattresses, 1000 hygiene kits, 1000 blankets, 1000 quilts, 1000 tarpaulin sheets, 1000 mosquito nets and 20 number of dewatering pumps.

Similarly, essential medicines and 1000 food pack-ages are also part of the relief package. Chief Minis-ter Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan express-ing his sympathy with the people of Balochistan said that the KP government and its people stood by the flood hit people in this testing time and would extend all possible support to them.

He further said that, KP government shared the grief of affected people and purpose of relief package was to provide them immediate relief in this diffi-cult situation. It was worth mentioned here that Flash floods during the third spell of monsoon rains wreaked havoc in dif-ferent parts of Balochistan, raising the death toll hundreds with two more deaths as well as de-molishing roads and bridges, including the one connecting Balochistan with Sindh. Two bodies were found in Wadh tehsil of Khuzdar dis-trict, while Lasbela district’s Linda Bridge – connecting Ba-lochistan with Sindh – col-lapsed.

“Thirty-two children and 28 women are among the dead so far,” Naseer Ahmed Nasar, the director-general of Provincial Disaster Management Author-ity (PDMA), said. Nasar said most of the children drowned in flash floods trig-gered by heavy rainfall in dif-ferent parts of the province.

Sources in the Levies force said two people were killed when a mud-walled house collapsed in Wadh tehsil of Khuzdar. Rescue workers and local resi-dents of the area reached the spot and retrieved the dead bodies from the debris, they said. The DG PDMA said, “Floods also swept away different por-tions of Quetta-Karachi high-way, cutting off Balochistan from Sindh.

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