KARACHI: The relief goods worth Rs. 100 million have been supplied to the drought-hit areas of Tharparkar on the directive of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
This was stated by former Sindh chief minister and PML-N leader Arbab Ghulam Rahim in Mitthi Tehsil of Tharparkar, said a handout issued here on Saturday.
Talking to media during the distribution of relief items in a village of Mitthi, he said that out of these relief goods which arrived on 98 trucks from Punjab, 25,000 food packets and 50,000 mineral bottles have been distributed among over 20,000 people in Deplo, Mitthi, Islam Kot and Nangarparkar.
He said that the people of Tharparkar are grateful to Shahbaz Sharif and the people of Punjab for these relief efforts.
Arbab Ghulam Rahim said that the relief goods will continue to be supplied till the rehabilitation of the affected people.
The PML-N leader said that the staff of the Punjab Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) is actively busy in relief efforts.
Besides, PDMA Director Zaheer Abbas and Zafar Shamsi, local leaders of the PML-N were also present.
In a briefing, PDMA Director Zaheer Abbas said that relief items, including 37,500 food packages of 21.5kg, 60,000 mineral water bottles, and 75,000kg rice have been provided to the people of Tharparkar from Punjab, adding that most of these relief goods have been distributed among the affected people, while the supply of remaining relief items has been continuing on a daily basis in the affected areas.
He further said that 2,960 food packets and 6,000 mineral water bottles were distributed in three villages Sabher, Wangar and Nohoto of Deplo and Mitthi tehsils on Saturday.