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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Imran Khan unable to collect funds for flood relief

Imran stated that he could only make a funding request once he received the appraisal of losses.

Imran Khan, the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, demanded on Friday that relief operations for flood victims in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa be accelerated immediately. He was in the flood-affected Dera Ismail Khan and Tank districts to assess the situation and speak with the marooned families. The Former PM also expressed his inability to collect funds for flood relief.

Imran claimed in a video that was made public after he flew over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s flood-affected areas that he was unable to raise money for the province.

Imran said, “I am under pressure to raise funds from the public for flood relief, but I will not raise funds until I have a clear picture of whether I can spend the money fairly or not. Our governments in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab will actively participate in all possible relief activities for the flood victims.”

He was accompanied during the airborne tour by Ali Amin Gandapur and Chief Minister Mehmood Khan.

Imran Khan, the chairman of the PTI, went to Tank district to assess the flood situation. He visited a relief camp built up at the Government College with the help of Chief Minister Mahmood Khan.

He was informed about the administration’s relief efforts and the losses brought on by the floods by Deputy Commissioner Hameedullah Khattak. Six committees, according to the official, have been established to assist the flood victims.

Floods wreaking havoc

Numerous government facilities were flooded, including the district courts, the deputy commissioner’s compound, public parks, PTCL Colony, FC Line, and grid station. 235 drainage operations were conducted by the district administration to clear these locations. Tank-Pezu Road and Tank-Jandola Road, according to the deputy commissioner, have been restored to traffic.

Houses, crops, and other infrastructure in the region and neighbouring Waziristan were damaged by the week-long torrential flash flood. He claimed that 80% of the district’s rural parts and 20% of its urban areas were both submerged by the excessive rains and flooding.

During the flooding that lasted a week, the Warren Canal reportedly sustained damage and occasionally formed breaches.