Flood losses worth six to seven billion dollars recorded

Published: September 3, 2010
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The prime minister appreciated the role of the armed forces in dealing with the catastrophe. PHOTO: REUTERS

The prime minister appreciated the role of the armed forces in dealing with the catastrophe. PHOTO: REUTERS

The prime minister appreciated the role of the armed forces in dealing with the catastrophe. PHOTO: REUTERS
Gilani said, flood survivors would require access to tents, packed food, drinking water, mobile clinics . PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani has said losses worth six to seven billion dollars have been recorded from the floods in the country so far.

In a nationwide radio address on Friday, the prime minister appreciated the role of the armed forces in dealing with the catastrophe. He also appealed to the nation to help the flood victims in their time of need.

Gilani asserted that the government’s top priority is the rehabilitation of displaced people.

He said more than four billion rupees have been collected in the Prime Minister’s flood relief fund and more donations are also coming in.

The prime minister also said the flood victims will be registered before their rehabilitation.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Callen
    Sep 3, 2010 - 10:54PM

    I’m wondering how are these losses calculated did they ask couple of villagers and multiplied into 2 million?Recommend

  • a friend
    Sep 4, 2010 - 12:50AM

    yeh that or gilani has a target for his bank account to grow to a certain level and this much money is needed this year for him to meet that target… Recommend

  • true paki
    Sep 4, 2010 - 3:11AM

    spot fixing…hahaRecommend

  • Sep 4, 2010 - 9:54AM

    ‘Spot fixing’ well said, ‘yes spot fixing’. How can these people arrive at these figures beats the imagination. Free talking, wild guessing and hoping to score a ‘bulls eye’ by firing in the dark and hoping ‘Uncle Sam’ will dole out the rest.

    Mr. Gillani’s government is not at all galvinic. Its lost and is miserably splashing about in a torrent of flood water. Just PRs. four billion in the PM’s flood relief account? Peanuts.

    Why dont they use their minds, education, cut their expenses and use their hands and feet to do something like the common citizenry is doing, rather than getting loans from the World bank, IMF, and ADB and perilously adding to our foreign debt.

    With Salams and best wishes.Recommend

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