CM Sindh approves Rs700 mln relief grant for rain-affectees

Bureau Report

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has approved Rs 700 million grant for relief work being carried out in the rain affected areas of Sindh. He approved the amount in a meeting on relief work in all the rain affected districts of the province here on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister Sindh directed the officials concerned for taking appropriate action like provision of food, mosquito nets, tents, and distribution of fodder for cattle in the rain-hit areas.
The meeting was attended by Advisor on Law Murtaza Wahab, Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, SMBR/Relief Commissioner Qazi Shahid Parvez, Commissioner Karachi Sohail Rajput, Administrator KMC Iftikhar Shallwani, Secretary Finance Hassan Naqi and other concerned officials.
The chief minister said that he has visited rain affected areas in Karachi, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Tharparkar, Sanghar and Badin and found people were in problems.
“We, as a government, have tried to provide relief to the affected people but it was not enough,” he said and added that the people in rural areas were demanding fodder and mosquito nets for them and their cattle.
Reviewing the funds position for the relief work, the chief minister directed Secretary Finance Hassan Naqvi to immediately release Rs700 million and put them on the disposal of SMBR and PDMA.
The SMBR told the chief minister that his department and PDMA would provide every kind of relief and support to the rain affected people but as far as provision of fodder and vet support was concerned it was the job of the Livestock department.