The government has decided to start the second phase of disbursement of monetary aid to flood victims through Watan Cards in the second week of July, The Express Tribune has learnt.
According to an official source, in the second phase the government will disburse at least Rs20,000 to help flood victims in the reconstruction process. “The promised amount is Rs40,000 which has been divided into phases consisting of Rs20,000 each,” he said.
He said that the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) will be the executing agency for disbursement of the amount.
The source said that international donors will transfer the amount in the first week of July into the federal government’s account. He said that the survey has been completed by provinces and particulars of affected people have been sent to the centre.
He also said that a third party, designated by international donors, has verified the survey to ensure transparency. He also mentioned that the government of Pakistan has engaged NADRA in the second phase on the request of donors.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 29th, 2011.