Process starts to pay compensation to rain victims

Areas still reeling from devastation, PDMA issues flood arert.

PESHAWAR: The process of providing financial assistance to families of those who have lost their lives in different incidents during the recent rains and snowfall has been geared up, said a handout of the KP government.

On the directives of Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur, Rs50 million have been released so far by PDMA for financial assistance to the heirs of the deceased persons in various districts.

According to the details, Rs20 million have been released for district of  Nowshera and Rs5 million for Lower Dir, Rs3 million each for Swat and Malakand, Rs2 million each for Upper Dir and Tank whereas Rs1 million each for Lower Chitral, Battagram, Karak, Peshawar and Charsadda.

In addition to this, Rs10 million have also been released for general relief in Lower Chitral.

Expressing his satisfaction over the steps taken by PDMA and other relevant departments in providing relief to the rain affected families, the chief providing immediate relief to the affected people was the first priority of the provincial government and all available resources are being utilized for this purpose.

He has directed the concerned authorities to carefully assess the damages in all the affected districts and to ensure that all the victims are provided with relief and assistance.

He further directed them to speed up work on the rehabilitation of rain-affected infrastructure so that the issues faced by general public can be resolved as soon as possible and they can return to their normal lives.

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