Flood affected areas be declared calamity hit

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Provincial chairman, Qoumi Watan Party (QWP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sikandar Hayat Khan Sherpao has demanded declaring the flood affected districts as calamity-hit area and announcement of financial assistance for the affectees.

Addressing a press conference in his residence here on Monday, he said that recent floods and heavy rains have resulted in human and financial losses in various districts of the province and severely damaged standing crops, houses, link roads and orchards. Criticizing the provincial government, he observed that neither chief minister nor provincial ministers have visited flood affected areas.

He lamented that no step was made to collect details of either humans or financial losses. Furthermore, he said that the peaceful protesting flood affectees have been tear gassed in D.I. Khan added that instead of providing assistance to the people, the provincial government was using force against them.—APP

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