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PM announces Rs.10bn grant for KPK

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's flood-stricken areas would receive a grant of Rs. 10 billion, according to Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

Following a briefing on the devastation caused by the floods and the ongoing relief efforts, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif visited Kalam and Kanju on Wednesday and offered a Rs 10 billion grant for the flood-hit areas of KPK, according to the 24NewsHD TV channel.

“Crops, hotels, and homes have all been harmed by floods. While 165 homes in Kalam were devastated by rain, 22 people perished in a flood in Kanju. Heavy gear is being used to repair the roads, the officials informed the prime minister.

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The Prime Minister also met with the stranded tourists in Kalam and commanded the authorities to take them right away to a secure location. Helicopter landed in Kalam as per his orders to transport the visitors to a secure location.

The prime minister also gave the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) instructions to expeditiously oversee the reconstruction of destroyed roads.

Additionally, he visited the flood-affected residents of Kanju. Subsequently, he spoke to the media and claimed that the disaster had left the nation in terrible shape.

“Hotels should not have been built in the river. It was a bad planning to build hotels on the path of the river. We are grateful to the armed forces for moving the tourists to a safe place,” Shehbaz stated.

“Floods in Balochistan and Sindh have caused a huge damage to crops. More than 1,000 people have died in the country, and thousands have been injured,” he added.

“I will not sit with ease until the restoration of the last house destroyed in flood. I will continue visiting the flood-hit areas,” he vowed.

“Seven hundred thousand animals drowned in flood. I am personally monitoring the rehabilitation of flood-hit people,” he maintained.

“Planes with aid are coming from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Turkey every day and night. Friendly countries are helping the flood victims. Aid will be transparently delivered to them,” he reaffirmed the pledge.

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