Lahore, October 10, 2022 (PPI-OT):Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has said that the provincial government has taken timely steps for the rehabilitation of the flood victims. Along with the Provincial Disaster Management Authority and Rescue 1122, the district administration also worked hard to help the flood victims, he said. The families of those, who died due to floods and rains, have been given financial assistance of one million per person.
Dry ration has also been provided to more than 168,000 victims, while more than 5,000 blankets and 44,000 plus tents have been distributed to flood victims, he said. More than 1,400 rescue boats participated in relief activities to transport flood victims to safe places and 34,000 bags of flour were also distributed among the victims, he mentioned. Similarly, more than 23,000 mosquito nets and 21,000 life jackets have also been provided. Alongside this, lakhs of animals have been vaccinated, he further said.
The CM said that the financial assistance has been increased to compensate for the damages to the houses and livestock by the floods. The Punjab government has not been given a penny for the rehabilitation of the flood victims by the federal government; he regretted and noted that the Punjab government is performing the duty of rehabilitating the flood victims with its own resources. It also sent a medical relief mission to help the flood victims of Sindh and Balochistan, while 2 mobile health units were sent to the flood-affected areas of Sindh, the CM said.
The Punjab government was helping the affectees while rising above politics. He lamented that the federal government is playing politics over the flood victims which is unfortunate. Despite being in London, I am aware of the progress on the rehabilitation measures of the victims daily and rehabilitation activities will continue until the resettlement of the flood victims, he concluded.
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