ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said on Saturday that the federal government is currently collecting the data on the damages caused by rain and floods in the country and that any compensation package would be announced once the compilation has been completed.
The prime minister though assured that the government will compensate the people for their damaged crops and houses, and will rehabilitate them, restore ruined infrastructure. He also directed Minister for Climate Change Rana Farooq Saeed to facilitate the flood-hit communities at all costs.
He announced a package of Rs100 million for the provision of food, tents and other relief goods to the thousands, who have been displaced, and a compensation of Rs400,000 for each of the 15 people, who lost their lives in the flash floods.
The Baitul Maal has also been instructed to buy essential items from Utility Stores and provide them to the affected people as soon as possible.
Ashraf said that the government was ensuring the speedy transportation of medicines to the affected areas, which will be provided to the people free of charge to save them from diseases. He announced raising the height of a dam in Rojhan Mazari by four feet. Rojhan Mazari has already been declared disaster hit.
He informed that President Asif Ali Zardari had phoned him from London, instructing him to visit each and every flood affected area of the country and ensure that no one was without food, shelter or medicines.