Pakistan Army, Civil Admin taking all available resources for rehab of flood affectees

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army and Civil Administration are taking all available resources for rehabilitation of flood affectees.

This was stated by Commander Balochistan Corps Lieutenant General Asif Ghafoor during his visit to flood affected Tehsil Lakhra District Lasbela on Saturday.

On this occasion, District administration and Army Officers briefed him about problems being faced by flood affectees and relief measures taken by Pak Army. He also visited relief and free medical camps established by Pak Army for flood affectees.

HC appeals to British Pakistanis for flood relief donations

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Moazzam Ahmad Khan has made an urgent appeal to the British Pakistanis, community, professional organizations, and the British friends of Pakistan for generous donations to the Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund.

In a statement, he called upon the British Pakistanis to come forward, as always in times of natural calamities, to provide relief for their brothers and sisters in the testing times.

The overseas donors can send the donations in any bank in Pakistan by just mentioning the name of the fund “Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund 2022”. The donations will reach the fund account with the State Bank of Pakistan through banks.

PM Shehbaz lands in Sajawal to review relief operation

ISLAMABAD: As the flood situation worsened in many areas of the country, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif arrived in Sindh district of Sajawal on Saturday to review the relief and rescue operations in the flood-affected areas.

Shehbaz Sharif was accompanied by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in his visit to Sajawal district, who also briefed the prime minister about the latest situation as they both travelled in a helicopter. The Sindh chief secretary, director-general of Provincial Disaster Management Authority and local administration will also brief the prime minister about the ongoing relief operation and rehabilitation of the damaged infrastructure.

In Sajawal, the prime minister will visit Faqirani Jat, Oplano and other flood-affected areas. The prime minister will review the rescue and relief activities and meet the flood affectees.

On Friday, Shehbaz Sharif had announced that the federal government will provide a grant of Rs 15 billion to the Sindh government to overcome the heavy losses of lives and infrastructure in the wake of the massive destruction caused by flash floods.

Talking to reporters flanked by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and federal ministers including Bilawal Bhutto and Syed Khurshid Shah at Sukkur Barrage, the prime minister said the situation demanded rising above politics and helping the flood victims overcome their miseries.

Punjab government announces increase in doctors’ allowances

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Saturday announced to increase allowances of the doctors working at hospitals’ emergency wards.

The provincial health department suggested increasing allowances of the doctors working at the emergency wards of district headquarters hospitals (DHQs) and tehsil headquarters hospitals to Rs75,000 and Rs50,000 respectively.

Similarly, the department also suggested increasing the allowance of the doctors working at Care Hospital to Rs150,000 million. It has been estimated that the Punjab government will have to spend Rs6 billion annually for the purpose.

Pakistan reports two Covid deaths

KARACHI: Pakistan has reported two deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of confirmed positive cases has surged to 1,568,183. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 30,571 on Saturday.

According to the latest figures by the National Institute of Health (NIH), at least 290 persons were tested positive for COVID-19 across the country in the past 24 hours.

Pakistan has conducted 16,570 tests in the past 24 hours. The COVID Positivity Ratio was recorded at 1.75 percent.