Centre, Sindh to form flood relief task force

National, Indus highways to be repaired

Our Correspondent September 08, 2022
A view of the Tent City set up by the Sindh government for flood-hit people in Hyderabad. photo: PPI


A high-level meeting of provincial and federal governments was held at CM House on Wednesday.

The meeting took a unanimous decision to constitute a task force to coordinate, collaborate and work jointly with the federal government for procurement of relief goods and their transparent distribution through an appropriate mechanism as well as restore main arteries damaged by the floods.

The meeting was attended by PPP Chairman and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Federal Minister Planning Ahsan Iqbal, provincial minister Mukesh Chawla, advisors Murtaza Wahab, Rasool Bux Chandio, Chief Secretary Sohail Rajput, Chairman NDMA Lt. General Akhtar Nawaz, Coordinator National Flood Response Centre Maj Gen Zafar, Brigadier Zile Hasnain of Corps -V, Brigadier Nayar of Engineering Corps and concerned provincial secretaries.

At the outset of the meeting PPP chairman said that Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif visited the flood-hit areas of Sindh thrice and as a result one million tents, three million mosquito nets and ration bags would be provided to the people at the earliest. Another issue he raised was the repair of main arteries such as National and Indus highways so that normal flow of traffic could be ensured.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 8th, 2022.


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