Islamabad, August 27, 2022 (PPI-OT):Minister for Finance and Revenue Miftah Ismail has reaffirmed commitment to utilize all available resources for providing relief to the people of flood affected areas of the country and their rehabilitation. Addressing a news conference along with Minister for Information and Broadcasting Maryam Aurangzeb, the Finance Minister said that country is facing unprecedented flooding which damaged precious human lives, destroyed basic infrastructure and devastated standing crops over millions of hectares.
He said due to current rains and flash floods over 800,000 livestock valuing about 50 billion rupees have also died. He said electricity supply lines and bridges have also been destroyed. He said that government is determined to provide all possible support for the relief and rehabilitation of flood victims. He said 28 billion have been released for Benazir Income Supports Program to provide relief to the people of flood affected people.
He said that initially the government would provide 25,000 rupees to each affected family in order to purchase basic commodities including food, water and other items. Miftah Ismail said that international community has also started to provide assistance for flood affected areas.
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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan