PM directs federal agencies for immediate relief to flood-affected people

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani Monday directed all federal and provincial authorities to immediately respond to the flood-affected areas of Sindh and assured payment of compensation after the damage assessment.

Prime Minister Gilani who was here on a day-long visit to witness the damages caused by heavy rains and flooding, directed the National Disaster Management Authority to provide tents, food, medicines and all other facilities to the displaced at the relief camps set up at different locations. He said 15,000 tents would be provided in the first phase to provide shelter to the people.

Gilani also directed National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to provide Watan cards for the displaced people so as to help them meet their financial needs. He asked Ms Farzana Raja, Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) also to provide relief to the people under the programme.

The Prime Minister who also distributed relief goods amongst the flood-affected people said the Federal Government, working under the vision of Benazir Bhutto, would ensure swift relief for the masses.

The Prime Minister who took an aerial view of the rain devastated areas of Tando Muhammad Khan district along with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Speaker National Assembly Dr. Fahmida Mirza, Federal Minister Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, Chairman Pakistan Baitul Maal Zamurrad Khan and MNA Nawab Yousuf Talpur and expressed shock over the losses.