A new regional sub-office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was officially inaugurated in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province by Additional Chief Secretary Dr Hammad Uwais Agha and UNDP Country Director Marc-André Franche.
Heavy monsoon rains, the rapid melting of snow and outbursts from glacial lakes have led to flash floods and the flooding of the Indus River in various locations across Pakistan. The floods have affected 23 Districts across Pakistan with 55 reported fatalities and 14 people injured. Chitral District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and six Districts of Punjab province have been hit the hardest, with a high risk of floods in Sindh province in coming days. The Pakistan Army and Government authorities are providing immediate response.
a. 10 Mobile Utility Stores outlets established for affectees which have been distributing commodities among the affected population.
b. FWO has already started work in support of C&W department and has moved it's heavy machinery in the area.
c. On directions of Prime Minister, in coordination with Army, services of FWO have been provided to KP Government for speedy repair of road infrastructure.
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a. 15 Ton Ration
b. One Ton Mineral Water bottles
c. One Million Aqua tab (Water Purification Tablets)
d. Transported on two C130 aircrafts of PAF.
e. 80 Persons / tourists evacuated on C130.
f. Bridge on Dir Chitral Road N45, kept open with the assistance of NHA from the first day.
g. MD, Utility Stores Corporation is present in Chitral on specific direction of Prime Minister.
(1) 10 Mobile Utility Stores outlets has been established for affectees.
While addressing a gathering in Chachran, PM Nawaz expressed satisfaction over measures taken by the local administration for rescue and relief work carried out in the flood-hit areas, said a report published on Radio Pakistan.
He also directed the administration to take precautionary measures in case of more rains in the district. He added that more helicopters and boats should be employed in case of emergencies during rescue operations.
QUETTA: Abdul Waheed’s father was unable to breathe and urgently needed oxygen to stay alive. Waheed broke into tears, realising how serious his father’s condition was. The doctor, too, knew the patient was in a critical condition. However, the man survived — thanks to an efficient and centralised oxygen system recently installed at the Fatima Jinnah Chest and General Hospital in Quetta.
ISLAMABAD: Negotiations between the government and the World Bank for launching an `early recovery package’ for temporary displaced persons (TDPs) of Fata have been concluded.
Under the package, a one-time grant of $350 per family and a livelihood support grant of $160 per family in four monthly instalments will be provided to about 120,000 families displaced by militancy.
LAHORE: Over 46,000 acres of land in 10 villages was submerged when the floodwater in river Chenab washed away an embankment near Sirki in Alipur tehsil headquarters four days back.
Four minors, including two girls, were drowned in the floodwater in three villages on the first day of Eid.
The victims were identified as Muhammad Yousuf, 8, Muhammad Younus, 7 of Kotla Ghulam Shah, Nadia, 5, of Sirki village and Kauser, 7, of Khan Garh Doma village.
On behalf of Provincial Government, Secretary Relief and Rehabilitation Authority and Director General PDMA directed Deputy Commissioner Chitral to declare emergency in Chitral. DG PDMA has also directed Deputy Commissioner Chitral to on board/to call on duty all line departments including revenue, C & W, Irrigation department, PHE, Health and Education to assist District Administration in relief and restoration activities. PDMA KP has already released the relief funds to provide support to the affected people and to provide food/non-food items on immediate basis.
ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong and Mohammad Saleem Sethi, Secretary of Economic Affairs Division on Wednesday signed an agreement on behalf of their respective governments for the award of a special grant.
According to the agreement, a grant of $10 million in cash will be provided to support the government of Pakistan in rehabilitation of residents in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and to promote subsequent social development in the region.
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Asho Mai, 50, lived with her family of nine in a one-room house in Rajanpur District, in Pakistan’s north-western Punjab Province. Her husband rented a small farm where he grew cotton, earning enough to support the family’s simple life.
“We had a mud house, a livelihood and a content life,” said Asho. She explained that life was difficult, but no more difficult than in most village communities in rural Pakistan.
“I also earn a living now,” exclaimed a jubilant Sher Mohammad who shared his achievement. Residing in Ghulam Hussain Brohi, a small village in Jacobabad District, 26-year-old Sher Mohammad was left deaf with verbal impairment and physical disabilities due to polio at a very young age. Although very intelligent, Sher was unable to undertake any gainful activity that would contribute towards the family income. Sher’s younger brother and sister were also affected by polio and both are dependent on their father for support.
FATA returns to 18 denotified villages in SWA started on 16 March
Japan contributes US$13.5 million to Pakistan
Rescue 1122 will undertake INSARAG accreditation testing in 2017
Estimated IDPs in KP and FATA (UNHCR) - 1.58 m
Expected returnees to FATA in 2015 - 1 m
Estimated returnees to FATA since 2009 (FDMA) 1.47 m
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved assistance of over $220 million to help Pakistan rebuild and upgrade roads, bridges and other high-priority infrastructure damaged by the devastating 2014 floods.