Imran, CM visit flood-hit districts in south KP


Imran Khan orders a feasibility report of damages caused by floods in Dera Ismail Khan, Tank
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and Chief Minister Mahmood Khan visited the flood-hit southern districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The Former Prime Minister Imran Khan was briefed about the ongoing relief and rehabilitation operations in the district Dera-Ismail Khan and Tank.
He was informed that the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), district administrations and other relevant departments of the province were working on war footing to maintain supply of food, drinking water and essential basic health facilities to the displaced people in the districts.
Imran Khan during his visit met the victims who were affected by floods and rains and directed the provincial government to take all possible steps to provide assistance to the victims.
He also paid a visit to a relief camp established for the affected people in Kalachi Sports Complex at Dera-Ismail Khan.
Former Prime Minister Imran Khan appreciated the measures taken by the administration in the flood-affected areas and issued instructions to the Chief Minister to prepare a feasibility report of the damages caused by the heavy rains and floods in the southern districts of the province.
Speaking to media persons, Imran Khan said that construction of major and minor dams were the only solution to divert floods from residential areas, adding that dams were the permanent solution to protect people from rain water.
He said that the PTI government had planned ten dams in the province as its government considered dams an indispensable for the country’s prosperity, development and feasible solution to flood waters.
“In the flood of 2010, there was not as much damage as it is now,” he added.
To a question, Imran Khan said that the federal government has hit him with charges under the antiterrorism act to arrest but they would bite the dust in all cases registered against him.
I have started a struggle to make the country free from the clutches of foreign slavery and achieve real freedom for the people of Pakistan, Imran Khan added.
On this occasion, CM KP Mahmood Khan said that the provincial government was taking all possible steps to protect its people from the floods, adding that the government will not leave the affected population alone in difficult times.
He said that an emergency has been imposed in the district to speed up the rescue and relief activities and ensure better measures.
Additional forces of rescue personnel and other relevant departments were being inducted from other districts to carry out relief and rehabilitation operations in adequate manners, he added.
Mahmood Khan instructed the concerned district administrations to ensure access to every affected person and all possible efforts will be made to compensate for the losses in the areas.
Shaukat Yousafzai, Senator Shibli Faraz, MNA Sheikh Yaqub, Sardar Ali Amin Khan Gandapur, Chief Secretary KP Dr Shahzad Khan Bangash, Commissioner Dera Ismail Khan Aamir Afaq, RPO Shaukat Abbas, Deputy Commissioner Dera Nasrullah Khan, Assistant Commissioners were also present on the occasion.