CM: Sindh Govt to provide relief, support to all rain-affected families


Declares Badin district as ‘calamity-hit area’

Sawan Khaskheli

The provincial government Sindh has declared entire district Badin as “Calamity-hit area” and vowed to provide relief and support to all rain-affected families of the district to tackle the losses and damages of current rainfall.

Talking to media after the briefing of district administration Badin regarding losses and damages of heavy rainfall on Saturday and after visiting the rain-affected urban vicinities of Badin, Chief Minister Sindh, Sayed Murad Ali Shah expressed that Badin district is located in the tail end of the lowlands of the province adding that Left Bank outfall Drainage (LBOD) often get cracks due to heavy rains and pose the danger in monsoon season in district.

CM Sindh expressed that from 10 July to 19 August 2022 total 609 mm rainfall was recorded in district Badin when 349 mm in Matli, 100 mm in Talhar 318 mm in Shaheed Fazil Rahu &192 mm rainfall was recorded in Taluka Tando Bago after all spells of the rain. Sayed Murad Ali Shah, Chief Minister Sindh disclosed that 19027 houses have been completely destroyed in Badin when 197,245 people have been affected by heavy downpour in Badin. 401 cattles, 207,018 acres of crops standing out of 254,596 acres have been damaged in the rain across the district, CM added.

On the occasion, Chief Minister Sindh directed the concerned authorities to provide 10000 tents, 30000 mosquito nets, 06 de-watering pumps and 05 excavators to district administration of Badin amid to provide relief to the rain-affected people. Provincial Govt would not leave the rain-affected people alone, Chief Minister vowed. Adding he said that Sindh province was more affected than others province of Pakistan during the current rainfall. He said that people were facing difficulties due to heavy downpour in the province saying that 60 pc poor people of each union councils of the province would be provided 25 thousands from Benazir Income Support Program (BISP).

Earlier, CM Sindh also presided high official meeting at Darbar Hall Badin aimed to get briefing on losses and damages of current rainfall in the district which was also participated by provincial ministers including Sayed Nasir Shah, Mukesh Chawla, Mohammad Ismail Rahu, Rasul Bux Chandio, Advisor to CM, Arbab Lutfullah, Special Assistant to CM, Pir Noorullah Qureshi, Special Assistant to CM, MPA, Haji Taj Mohammad Mallah, MNA.

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