PM announces commission to oversee aid

Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani has announced a National Disaster Management Commission.


August 19, 2010

Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani has announced a National Disaster Management Commission to oversee aid to flood-hit areas.

The meeting of the National Disaster Management Authority committee is being held in Islamabad and is being presided over by Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani.

The focus of the meeting will be the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the flood-hit areas.

Distribution of funds among provinces will also be discussed in the meeting.

Chiefs of the armed forces and chief ministers of the four provinces are attending the meeting.

Earlier, PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif criticised the government's delay in announcing a proposed commission of non-political Pakistanis to raise funds amd oversee relief activities.

Both Gilani and Sharif had agreed in a meeting on August 14 that a commission will be formed comprising highly respectable and credible Pakistanis.

The PM  said that the members of the commission will be of "impeccable character" to ensure transparency and distribution of aid for flood affected people.

Addressing the meeting of National Disaster Management Commission Gilani said the Council will immediately come into effect.

COMMENTS (1)

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