PM announces to increase BISP flood relief aid to Rs70b


Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said the government had decided to increase the flood relief assistance under BISP from the existing 28 billion to 70 billion rupees. Speaking during his visit to the relief camp set-up in Qambar Shahdadkot, he said the country witnessed unprecedented loss due to floods. The 2.5 times increase in the volume of the assistance programme has been made in view of the gross damages of infrastructure and crops in the wake of flash floods.