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HBL provides relief to over 7000 flood hit families in Balochistan

HBL has provided over 7000 families across Balochistan with waterproof tents, mosquito nets, and ration bags.

HBL– Pakistan’s largest bank – continues its commitment to Balochistan as the province struggles with the aftermath of the devastating floods. During these trying times, HBL is carrying out its flood relief operations in Balochistan with full zeal.

The recent spell of monsoon in Pakistan was the worst in over a decade. Many districts in Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab, and KPK faced flash floods, leading to severe destruction and displacement of over 33 million people while killing 1400.

In Balochistan, the overall death toll stands at 278. At least eight deaths were reported in the rain- and flood-related incidents during the last 24 hours, according to a report issued by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Balochistan.

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As a result of the dire situation, the Pakistani nation, along with the international community has come together to provide relief goods to the flood victims. Apart from the government, the corporate sector has also been playing its part to help the flood victims.

According to the details, HBL has provided over 7000 families across Balochistan with waterproof tents, mosquito nets, and ration bags. Despite severe challenges in the delivery of relief supplies, HBL staff volunteers have risen to the occasion and distributed the relief goods to families in Balochistan.

In addition to supplying relief goods, HBL has successfully distributed more than Rs 20 billion in funds to flood affectees through the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP).

“HBL continues disbursement of funds to the flood affectees in Pakistan under the Benazir Income Support Program. More than 70% of the eligible beneficiaries have been served through 290+ camps managed by 2700+ agents,” HBL revealed.

In total, BISP has so far disbursed over Rs. 23 billion among the flood-hit families in a short span of time under the Flood Relief Cash Assistance, to mitigate the sufferings of the flood-affected population. BISP is executing the challenging task of disbursing cash relief of Rs. 25,000 per family to the flood-affected families in devastated areas.

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