DN demands Rs1b for rain-hit areas’ rehab


150 houses, 9 schools, 80pc link roads affected by rain

Abdul Khaliq Qureshi

Abbottabad—Over one hundred fifty houses, nine government school buildings, BHUs and left 80 percent link roads fallen on the ground due to intermittent rain spell continue for one week.
The local district government sources told that District Nazim, Sardar Sher Bahadur Khan has demanded one billion rupees from government to rehabilitate the dislocated residents of the affected areas.
PF-45 Abbottabad almost 100 residential homes, 9 school buildings, two Basic Health Unites, 6 water supply schemes and 80 percent link roads at various scattered places of the district have been destroyed very badly, due to which various localities entered into mental agonies, torture and commotion. However, various experts have raised their opinion soon after inspecting the entire ruined localities of PF-45 that at least 500 million rupees were needed to rebuild the destructed localities of such provincial assembly’s constituency sans which no work could reach to its logical conclusion.
However, the communication system together with electricity supply lines were also destroyed, while more loss was expected following the intermittent rains hail storms with thunderstorm were continuing around the clock. The residents of all the localities including PF-48 Abbottabad have unanimously demanded of the Premier and the KP Chief Minister to settle all affected area men sans hesitation following the human values, when majority of the people compelled to reside under open sky wherein intermittent rain was continued from time to time, hence, more loss of life and property is expected during the forthcoming moments of their life.
The KP and federal government should release almost one and half billion rupees cash for the completion multiple schemes or allow concern departments to start work on sites to rehabilitate the affected people of rural localities sans hesitation anymore.
Meanwhile, Parliamentary leader of Awami National Party (ANP) Sardar Hussain Babak Sunday demanded the provincial government to announce special package for rain-affected people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Sardar Hussain Babak in a statement issued here from ANP secretariat, said that KP government should initiate on emergency bases for the safety of people from rain and flood.
He said that dozens of people have been killed and injured and a lot of houses and crops were destroyed due to havoc rain. He demanded PTI led provincial government to announce a special package and provide other facilities for them.

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