Rs.10bn package announced for Balochistan flood affectees as PM visits Jaffarabad
The Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced a grant of Rs10 billion for the flood-hit areas of Balochistan on Sunday with every family affected by the catastrophe also getting Rs25,000 through the Benazir Income Support Programme.
The premier made the announcement during his address to the media on his visit to the province’s Jafferabad district where he reviewed the rescue and relief activities for those affected.
PM Shehbaz also said that the country is getting international support with messages of support coming from Turkey, UAE and Britain.
He also revealed that a plane from Turkey with supplies for the flood victims and another from the UAE are expected to land in Karachi and Islamabad, respectively.
“Over a thousand lives have been lost to the floods, with millions displaced and hundreds of crops completely destroyed,” he said, adding that this was easily the most destructive flooding he has ever witnessed.
“I have no doubt that the 2010 flood was nothing compared to this one,” he maintained.