ISLAMABAD: Minister for Climate Change, Senator Mushahidullah Khan has expressed his deep grief, sorrow over loss of lives, damages to crops and public properties by recent devastating floods in country.
“The federal government is with the aggrieved families, affected by recent devastating floods in country’s north , particularly Chitral. The government will also compensate losses faced by the flood-hit families,” the minister said in a statement issued here on Tuesday.
He said that prime minister is closely monitoring the flood situation and has directed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMAs) and federal departments concerned to take all possible measures to rescue affected families and provide them with every possible aid, particularly clean drinking water, food, health, safe sanitation facilities.
“The personnel of the NDMA and PDMAs had already become active and doing taking all measures to move families in flood-hit areas in Chitral, Skardu and different Punjab districts to safer areas and providing them with food, water and medicines,” Mushahidullah Khan added.
He said that directives had also been issued to the rescue personnel to assign priority to the shifting families trapped in flood-hit areas and ensure provision of clean drinking water at all costs.
Local authorities had also been directed to the government authorities in areas affected by floods to compile damage reports so that people are compensated in a timely manner.