President calls for long-term planning to control flood devastation

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Lauds Army role in evacuation and rehabilitation of affectees

Tariq Saeed
Peshawar

President Dr. Arif Alvi has stressed upon the need for long-term planning to control devastation of floods in the future saying recent floods had made irreparable losses to precious lives, properties and livestock and badly ruined the country’s economy.

Talking to floods victims at relief camp established at government high school Amangarh in Noshehra district during his day long visit on Wednesday , the President said the floods have badly affected Noshehra, Charsadda, Swat, Dir, D I Khan, Tank and others districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

President Alvi said that hotels, roads, bridges, houses, livestock, standing crops and gardens were also affected by the devastating floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the tourism Industry in Malakand division received irreparable set back during the devastating floods.

The President on the occasion directed the provincial government to further expedite relief and rehabilitation operations. Dr. Arif Alvi said flood victims were looking for our help and assistance in this hour of need and urged the entire nation including philanthropists to come forward and generously contribute for their assistance and help.

He said he was pleased to note that all government organizations including armed forces of Pakistan were working in coordination to provide relief to the flood victims.

President particularly lauded Pakistan’s armed forces’ role in evacuation of flood victims in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other provinces saying armed forces role in distribution of food and non-food items among the affected population was praise worthy.

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