'Govt should share details of foreign aid for flood relief'

Published: August 9, 2010
Shahbaz Sharif said the Punjab government would spend Rs10 billion for the rehabilitation of flood victims.

Shahbaz Sharif said the Punjab government would spend Rs10 billion for the rehabilitation of flood victims.

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that the federal government should share details of the foreign aid it has received for flood victims.

Addressing a press conference in Lahore, the chief minister said that Punjab will spend Rs10 billion for the rehabilitation of flood victims. This comes as Law Minister Babar Awan said that the Punjab government should first assess the devastation caused by the floods, before seeking funds from the federal government.

Speaking at the Lahore Press Club, Awan said Punjab had been given  Rs480 billion  in the budget, while another Rs95 billion were given under the NFC Award. But the Punjab government is still seeking Rs25 billion to cope with the floods.

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Reader Comments (15)

  • imran
    Aug 9, 2010 - 2:10PM

    sharif should avoid this petty politics, blame game and show us all that PML-N is any better in dealing with this disaster…so far cant see any difference…..Recommend

  • Adeel Haider
    Aug 9, 2010 - 2:22PM

    I would say that Mr. Sharif should share details of those Rs. 10 Billion as well which plans to spend on rehabilitation of flood victims.Recommend

  • waqar ali
    Aug 9, 2010 - 2:53PM

    sharif brothers are the great. shahbaz sharif spent 9 days and nights in relief camps.Recommend

  • Maryam
    Aug 9, 2010 - 3:41PM

    he is doing a lot….
    if u switch ov ur tv u will c…he spend several nights and days with the flood victims…
    the ones suffering are us the people of KPK, whr the provinsiol goverement cannot be traced.Recommend

  • M.Atif
    Aug 9, 2010 - 3:47PM

    We are very much critical about Politician but we should also appreciate their good deeds, Like Mr. Shahbas sharif is working for last many days for flood victims.Recommend

  • Abid
    Aug 9, 2010 - 5:21PM

    Punjab CM is the great man….He plays a wonderful role in this crucial time………Recommend

  • omer
    Aug 9, 2010 - 5:28PM

    Both the leaders need to stop playing politics and should do somthing as almost half of the country is virtually underwater. Thousands of ppl r living in open and don’t have any food. These leaders have a duty to do. They need to get mature and instead of point scoring should work together to help those in need. This is not time to joke as our country is badly effecting otherwise let army do it if they are not mature enuff to handle things. Recommend

  • Ali Faruq
    Aug 9, 2010 - 6:24PM

    What he said is true, and god bless him for helping the poor flood victims!Recommend

  • mumtaz
    Aug 9, 2010 - 9:47PM

    PML(N)people are better thank PPP. Shahbaz Sharif sahib, please carry on. Our prayers are with you.Recommend

  • Ali Haider
    Aug 10, 2010 - 12:22AM

    Its time The Tribune allowed swearing, at these corrupt and praise hungry politicians, on this forum.Recommend

  • azhar virk
    Aug 10, 2010 - 3:13AM

    we are facing a very BIG Prob and i am sure everyone is doing what they can do, i agree that Shahbaz Sharif is doing great day and night. what i cant understand, why he want to know about the financial and other details of foreign AID at this time.
    does not it sound FISHY?Recommend

  • ARF
    Aug 10, 2010 - 8:06AM

    Oh please – how much accountability did the Sharif’s give the Pakistani public during their government tenure. Easy to pass the buck on and blame each other – do something independently for the country instead.Recommend

  • Khan Salim
    Aug 11, 2010 - 9:16AM


    Become men and do some work, you are all talk and no action
    stop the sasti roti garbage no one benefits
    Either you will remain fools or you will sacrifice and move up

    People cannot see your faces and be happy, you have to provide reliefRecommend

  • Aug 12, 2010 - 11:19AM

    Given the poor credibility and trust deficit, the flood relief funds should be put on the web, alonwith their disbursement. An independent committee be formed minus any crony, which should have men with impeccable record of integrity, so that more funds can be generated.Recommend

  • Rana Pervaiz
    Aug 28, 2010 - 10:18AM

    Shahbaz sahib tusi great oooo…

    May God give you long life and energy to contenue your work.Recommend

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