Shehbaz appreciates relief efforts by Armed Forces in coordination with Civil Administration

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Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif visited National Flood Response Coordination Centre today. Deputy Chairman NFRCC and National Coordinator NFRCC welcomed the guests. Federal Ministers and other Senior Civil – Military officials were present during the visit.

PM was apprised on the functioning of NFRCC followed by recent flood situation in various flood hit areas of the country, future rain forecast for next 4 weeks and most importantly the response mechanism to mitigate challenges of affected population. The forum was briefed in detail about rehabilitation plan to restore communication infrastructure, ensure livelihood to affected people and provision of shelter, sustenance items and medical care to displaced/ affected people.

PM directed to ensure timely and early detailed joint survey of the damages and focused relief and rehabilitation efforts as per on ground assessment of affected areas and people. PM appreciated all out rescue and relief efforts of the Armed Forces in coordination with civil administration particularly NDMA, PDMAs and civil armed forces including Pakistan Rangers and Frontier Corps during this national calamity. Lauding NHA, FWO and Pakistan Army Engineers for continued and speedy work to repair and carry out maintenance of communication infrastructure, PM said that our focus now must be on rehabilitation efforts to connect areas and people bringing comfort in their lives and restoring their livelihood. PM especially appreciated Army troops for day and night work to open KKH, Baharain Bridge in Swat and Saggu bridge in DI khan.

Only through a coherent national effort we can overcome this natural disaster. The planned measures once implemented timely will contribute to well being of affected population and society at large, PM emphasised. We must rise and rise together as ONE NATION to respond to this challenge. Though the challenge is colossal but it is also an opportunity to rise to the occasion and come out stronger, InShahAllah, PM said.

PM also thanked international community, friendly countries and organisations for reaching out to Pakistan during this crisis and making efforts to share the difficulties as global partners.

It is pertinent to mention that NFRCC has been established to serve as one window operation to synergise and articulate national flood response based on informed decision making and implementing NFRCC decisions

 

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