PESHAWAR: A six member delegation of parliamentarians from Hazara Division led by Speaker Provincial Assembly called on Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan here on Tuesday and apprised him of the losses and damages caused by flash floods due to heavy rain fall in district Abbottabad and its adjoining areas.
The delegation discussed with him matters related to the rehabilitation of various infrastructure damaged by flash floods and compensations to the affected people for the losses of their valuable properties. Matters related to the removal of illegal encroachments in Abbottabad city also came under discussion. The delegation included provincial cabinet members Akbar Ayub Khan, Qalandar Khan Lodhi, Member of National Assembly Ali Khan Jadoon, Member Provincial Assembly Nazir Abasi and Ex-provincial minister Yousaf Ayub.
He directed relief and rehabilitation department, commissioner Hazara and other concerned high ups to collect data about the losses caused by heavy rains and submit a report in this regard. Mahmood Khan said that the effected people would be facilitated and compensated to the maximum possible level and would not be left alone. He announced reconstruction of the damaged Chamba Maira Bridge on emergency basis.
He also directed the authorities concerned to take immediate steps for the rehabilitation of all access roads in the area in the shortest possible time. Talking on this occasion, the chief minister said that the government would go all out to mitigate the sufferings of people and provide maximum relief to them. Touching upon the issue of encroachments in Abbottabad City, the chief minister stated that like other parts of the province, anti-encroachments drive would be carried out without any discrimination in Abbottabad city and all kinds of encroachments on road sides, water courses and other public places would be removed at all cost.
Meanwhile, the chief minister expressed grief and sorrow on the losses of human lives due to heavy rains and flash floods in various parts of the province. He expressed sympathies with the bereaved families and prayed for the eternal peace of departed souls.