Independent commission for flood relief, damage assessment

Some of names who might be a part of the commission include Rana Bhagwandas, Fakhruddin G Ibrahim and Nasir Zahid.


Express August 14, 2010

Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani and PML N Chief Nawaz Sharif agreed to form an independent body to raise funds and assess damages caused by the floods, on Saturday.

This was announced by two leaders while addressing a joint press conference after a meeting in Islamabad.

Some of names who might be a part of the commission include Rana Bhagwandas, Fakhruddin G Ibrahim and Nasir Zahid.

The prime minister said that the federal government is still assessing the damage caused by the floods and Nawaz Sharif said that a formal announcement will be made about the commission in two or three days.

He said that the method of fund collection must be carried out in a transparent manner.

President Zardari in Nowshera

President Asif Ali Zardari has said rehabilitation of flood victims will have priority over development projects. He made the statement while visiting the flood hit area of  Nowshera in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

COMMENTS (5)

Khursheed Anwar Bangash | 11 years ago | Reply My suggestion to the Prime Minister is that once Flood Relief Commission is established, don’t recruit any person rather notify all government departments to spare one or two employee from their departments for a period of three months and deploy them for relief operation. Those employees will be paid normally from their departments/ministries. This will be a quick action and a trained resource will be available for the Commission. (NO EXTRA FUNDS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS ACTION).
sunny | 11 years ago | Reply Pakistan suffers – but our wallets remain closed.I know why I have not opened my wallet.If I mentioned it there would be uproar.Free speech is dead because of these people. The floods in Pakistan have killed 1,600 people and affected millions more, unleashing a dreadful cycle of hunger and disease. By any standards, this is an authentic disaster, and one of which anyone who reads a newspaper or watches television will be well aware. Yet the rich world has responded to Pakistan’s suffering with a puzzling lack of generosity.Just compare the amount of money given to relieve the damage caused by the floods with the donations that followed other recent catastrophes. In the first 10 days after the earthquake in Haiti, international organisations raised $742 million for the victims; this time, they received less than one 16th of that sum. In the first week after the tsunami hit South Asia in 2004, the British public alone donated £100 million. The amount we have given so far to alleviate the suffering in Pakistan? Less than £10 million
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