Governor asks officials to accelerate relief work for flood victims
Karachi: Sindh Governor, Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan has asked the government machinery to gear up the ongoing relief work in the rain and flood- hit areas of the province. Talking to a delegation led by Chairman, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Zafar Iqbal Qadir on Thursday, he stressed that people of the affected areas must be provided all facilities in the nearest possible dry areas, where they may be rehabilitated on temporary basis.
This, the Governor said was important as it was human psychology that people do not want to leave their ancestral lands. The delegation led by NDMA chief also included UN’s Resident Coordinator to Pakistan, Temo Pakkala.
Governor Ebad said problems and hindrances faced during the last year floods were attempted to be successfully addressed on basis of forecasts made for the current year.
“This helped us to address the needs of people and to also reduce intensity of the unfolding conditions,” he said.
The Sindh Governor said in the given situation there still had to be urgent need for food and medical support and therefore with the support of philanthropists result-oriented measures are being adopted.
On the occasion NDMA Chairman told the Governor that 169 people have died during recent rains and 80 percent of the standing crops have been damaged, with cotton being the worst hit.
He said millions of people have been affected during recent floods and 131,000 people were shifted to flood relief camps. Sindh Governor, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan suggested to provide technical support to the farmers.
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