LAHORE: Floods in Punjab caused damage worth Rs67 billion in seven districts.
According to initial damage assessment released by the Punjab government on Saturday, it has appealed that the provincial government needs Rs37 billion immediately for relief work out, of which Rs25 billion have been received from the federal government.
According to an estimate Muzzafargarh needs Rs16 billion for rehabilitation, while D.G. Khan Rs10 billion, Rajanpur Rs11 billion, Mianwali Rs10 billion, Bhakkar Rs5 billion, Laqyyah Rs3.5 billion, and Rahim Yar Khan Rs10 billion for rehabilitation.
The report states that these funds are required for the construction of houses, restoration of infrastructure, and for restoration the of the irrigation system. It says the floods have destroyed 3,132 villages, 5.2 million acre irrigated land, 8.2 million people are displaced and 51 people lost their lives in the province.
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