Ijaz Kakakhel Islamabad
The Upper House of parliament on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution expressing solidarity with the flood-affected people of Balochistan and asked for enhance relief activities. Senator Sana Jamali moved the resolution in which she urged the government to increase the compensation package for the bereaved families of the flood victims. It appreciated efforts of the armed forces for relief and rescue operations in the affected areas.
The resolution recommended waiving off agricultural loans outstanding against the farmers of Balochistan and also called for financial support to peasants to grow their crops in next season. It asked the government to announce a special package for Balochistan for the reconstruction of infrastructure and reviving the economy.
The senators were of the view that there were huge human, agriculture, infrastructure damages in the ongoing monsoon heavy rains/flood particularly in Balochistan. They urged the government to provide the compensation as early as possible. The entire infrastructure of Balochistan was destroyed and demanded that the federal government should paly its due role in reconstruction of it.