PM directs quick relief, rehab of flood victims

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that complete rehabilitation and immediate assistance to the flood victims is the top priority of the incumbent government.
He was chairing a follow-up meeting of relief operations in flood affected areas of Balochistan, in Islamabad on Wednesday.
The Prime Minister directed that joint survey should be conducted in Balochistan to estimate the damages occurred due to the recent floods. The Prime Minister also emphasized on ensuring transparency in the provision of relief assistance to the affected people.
He directed that authorities concerned to ensure provision of cash assistance to flood victims through National Disaster Management Authority electronic transfer.
The meeting was informed in detail about the data of the deaths, injured, damaged houses and livestock.
The meeting was further informed that the survey will be initiated form Sunday till 20th of next month in the flood affected areas of Balochistan.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed Pakistan’s firm commitment to the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
The prime minister, in a meeting with UN Resident Coordinator Julien Harneis, highlighted that Pakistan had been contributing actively to the work of the UN, especially in the areas of peacekeeping, humanitarian action, climate change, and international cooperation for sustainable development. Various areas of UN’s work and cooperation with Pakistan were discussed during the meeting including the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, flood relief, food security, and ecosystem restoration.
The prime minister appreciated the significant role played by the UN in supporting Pakistan’s progress towards the attainment of UN Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
He expressed serious concern about the devastation caused by the recent floods across Pakistan, adding that the provision of humanitarian relief to the people in the affected areas was a high priority of his government.

The UN Resident Coordinator briefed the prime minister on the ongoing activities of the United Nations in Pakistan including in the areas of sustainable development, humanitarian assistance, environmental protection, food security, and climate change.