Qaim reviews provision of funds for rain affected areas
KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah today presided a high level meeting regarding provision of funds to the districts, which have been badly hit by heavy rains in the province of Sindh, held at C.M House.
The meeting was attended among others by Sindh Finance Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Minister for Rehabilitation Haji Muzaffar Shujra, Minister for Information Mr. Sharjeel Enam Memon, Minister for Livestock Mir Abid Jatoi, Chief Secretary Sindh Raja Muhammad Abbas, Senior Member BOR Sindh Mr. Shahzar Shamoon, Additional Chief Secretary (P&D) Malik Israr, Secretary Finance Mr. Naveed Kamran Baloch, Secretary Health Mr. Rizwan Ahmed, Secretary Livestock Mr. Laeeq Ahmed Memon, Director General PDMA Mr. Saleh farooqui and others.
Chief Minister Sindh in his remarks said that due to recent heavy rains, there are high losses in the province and it is a disaster for the people.
He said that out of 23 districts, 13- districts had received heavy damages and government of Sindh has fully efforted for rescue and relief measures of affected people.
Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that provincial government has so far released Rs: 3.5 billion for relief and rehabilitation measures which include Rs: 2.5 billion for relief and Rs: 1.0 Billion for amount to be released through Pakistan Cards.
Chief Minister Sindh added that the provincial government has released 1/3 rd of budgeory allocation to all districts, and there are certain areas, where development works could be initiated. He stressed that development work should be initiated on right bank of River Indus and the progress on development on those areas be expedited.
The meeting was informed that there are 8 – R.O’s functioning in Badin district while summary for purchase/ installation of 32 more R.O’s has been approved and a 3-member committee will select the sites of those areas.
The Chief Minister Sindh directed that the hindrances if any be got removed while Planning & Development department and the Finance Department should follow the progress of linned departments.
He directed that upto date statement of losses / damages be assessed and submitted in next meeting.