PM sets up NODMC to ensure transparency in aid distribution

Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday announced setting up of National Oversight Disaster Management Council, comprising people of “impeccable character” to ensure transparency and distribution of aid for flood affected people.

Addressing a meeting of National Disaster Management Commission, attended by the four Chief Ministers, Gilani said the Council will immediately come into effect.

He said the Council will comprise of people of “good reputation and impeccable integrity from different walks of life.”

“These respectable members of the council will ensure that the funds are distributed and utilised in a transparent manner and spent judiciously as per the requirements, without any discrimination to any area or province.”

Gilani said the National Oversight Disaster Management Council (NODMC) shall come into effect immediately and its membership and other details will be announced shortly.

The Prime Minister said the rehabilitation and provision of shelter, food and health were the priorities of his government. He said the scale of the disaster was so large that it required joint efforts by the whole nation, the provinces and the federal government.