Govt will not take backseat till rehabilitation of Gwadar: PM

Announces compensation worth millions of rupees for families affected by recent rains.

GWADAR: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday said that the federal government will not take a backseat till the complete rehabilitation of the affected families of Gwadar.

During his visit to the rain-hit  port city of Balochistan, the newly elected prime minister announced a compensation package worth millions of rupees for the affected people of Balochistan.

As compensation, Rs2 million each will be given to the families of deceased and half a million rupees each to the injured. He said Rs750,000 will be paid for fully destroyed and Rs350,000 for each partially damaged houses.

The compensation amount will be he handed over to the affected people within four days under the supervision of Balochistan Chief Minister Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti. Moreover, 7,000 food packs will be distributed on daily-basis among the rain-hit people till all the displaced families returnef to their homes.

On the occasion, Sarfaraz Bugti also announced to immediately release Rs400 million  compensation for the 83 damaged boats of the fishermen of Gwadar. It may be noted that the rain caused widespread damages to public and private properties including houses and shops, mostly due to the absence of a drainage system in the city.

Because of the standing rainwater, an outbreak of malaria and pneumonia has been reported in Gwadar with hospitals lacking space and facilities to cope with the rush of patients.

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