Murad tells Ahsan Sindh needs 1.5m tents but only 0.25m provided


The Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah Sunday met with the Federal minister for planning, development and reforms Ahsan Iqbal and talked about the whole flood situation and the relief work.

In the meeting, CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah told the federal minister that 1.5 million tents are needed and only 0.25 million tents were provided to the province.

He told the federal minister that he has visited 11 districts where people are seriously suffering and the children are getting sick badly.

He urged the international community and the nation’s friends to step forward for helping the flood affectees.

“I have visited 11 districts of Sindh, people are in difficult situation,” Shah said. “We will also be required tents for sending flood affected people to their homes after drainage of water,” he said. “The people would have to keep staying near their homes till construction of their houses,” he added.

“We have to rebuild the irrigation system, restore agricultural lands and the water drainage system,” he further said. “We have to make new planning along with relief works and determine the extent of impact of the climate change next year with the help of experts,” chief minister said.

The federal minister Ahsan said the federal government will provide all possible assistance to provide the goods that are urgently needed in Sindh and for this purpose, he will remain in contact with the CM Sindh.

Federal minister told Murad Ali Shah that the prime minister has directed him to remain in touch with Sindh’s CM and assured all possible assistance from the federal government for immediate necessities.

“The province now needed 1.5 million tents but provided only 2.5 Lac tents for flood relief,” CM Shah told Ahsan Iqbal.

The federal minister further said that the National Highway Authority (NHA) and the Railway Minister have already visited the affected areas and the restoration work of the roads, railways and communication routes has started.

“The National Highway Authority officials and Railways minister have visited flood affected areas, the Communications Minister has also called on you,” Planning Minister talking to the chief minister said.

“People, mostly children in flood relief camps, are suffering from diseases and being provided medical aid,” Sindh CM said. “An immediate need is restoration of road link and rail network for supplies,” he further said.

Ahsan Iqbal said that the Prime Minister will consult all the provinces about climate change.

“The work to restore road link and railway track has been started,” Iqbal told the chief minister.

Ahsan Iqbal said that the prime minister will hold consultation with provinces with regard to the impact of climate change and the country’s response to it.


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