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FLOOD-AFFECTED AREAS OF KP VISITS PM SHEHBAZ SHARIF

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has arrived in the flood-affected areas Tank District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) to review relief and rehabilitation work, Pak Revenue News reported on Thursday.

During the visit, Deputy Commission Tank Hamidullah Khan briefed the prime minister on the ongoing relief and rehabilitation work in the area including supply of food, drinking water to the displaced people staying at temporary shelters.

PM Shehbaz Sharif was accompanied by Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman and Advisor to Prime Minister Engineer Amir Muqam.

Speaking on the occasion, the premier said that the collective efforts by federal and provincial governments and departments was inevitable to ensure early rehabilitation of the people affected by flash floods caused by torrential rains.

He also lauded the efforts of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and provincial disaster management authorities for striving to rescue and relief the affected population.

The prime minister urged the KP government to enhance the compensation of existing Rs 0.8 million for the deceased to Rs1 million to bring it at par with that of the provincial government.

“Financial compensation is nothing, comparing the loss of their dear ones, but it will help them live through the challenges of life. This is not competition. This is complimentary. This is our responsibility,” he added.

PM Shehbaz Sharif will also visit the flood-hit areas of Dera Ismael Khan to meet flood-affected people. The Prime Minister will be briefed about relief operation and rehabilitation measures in flood-affected areas.

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