CS-KP calls for transparency in relief, rehabilitation operations

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PESHAWAR
Chief Secretary Dr Shahzad Khan Bangash has directed the concerned authorities to make the relief and rehabilitation process of flood victims transparent and efficient, adding that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government was taking pragmatic steps to move forward towards normalcy after the devastated floods across the province.
He issued these instructions while presiding over a meeting of the secretaries committee at the Civil Secretariat Peshawar on Thursday.
The meeting was attended by additional chief secretary, senior member board of revenue, advocate general, all administrative secretaries and other relevant officials.
The meeting reviewed implementation status of decisions made in the last secretaries committee meeting and important decisions related to administrative matters were taken.
Speaking on the occasion, CS-KP said that KP was faced with a gigantic task of rehabilitation of flood affectees as well as economic challenges simultaneously.
He, however, said that brave and resilient people of the province will come out of difficult situations with assistance from the provincial government.
Dr Shahzad Bangash instructed relevant authorities to make rehabilitation operations transparent and efficient, including ensuring the early payment of funds to affectees.
He said survey teams should soon complete assessment of damages caused to houses in flood affected districts.
Secretary Health briefed the forum about dengue cases and roles and responsibilities of line departments under a multi sectoral approach.
He said that so far 2221 cases of dengue have been reported this year, most of which have been reported in the month of August.
The CS-KP directed district administrations to focus on prevention of dengue virus and malaria in flood-affected districts in collaboration with health officials.