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Govt importing 7 million tents for displaced flood victims in 30-45 days: PM Shehbaz

PM Shehbaz also said the government has increased the flood relief assistance under Benazir Income Support Programme from Rs28 billion to Rs70 billion.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said the government is importing 7 million tents for displaced flood affected people. He said the government has placed the order for the purchase of seven million tents which will be delivered in 30 to 45 days.

PM Shehbaz stated this on Monday during his visit to Sindh’s flood-hit district of Kambar Shahdadkot on Monday.

At a relief camp in Kambar Shahdadkot, he said the country witnessed unprecedented losses due to floods _ over and above $12 billion, so far.

He said the compensation amount of Rs25,000 was being given to each flood-hit family, which will support them recover their financial losses.

PM Shehbaz also said the government has increased the flood relief assistance under Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) from Rs28 billion to Rs70 billion.

The 2.5 times increase in assistance program was being made in view of the gross damages to lives, infrastructure, and crops in the wake of flash floods.

The premier said the medical camps had also been set up at the relief camps to avert the spread of diseases. Shehbaz Sharif expressed gratitude to the friendly countries for extending assistance to Pakistan following the flood losses.

He urged the nation including intelligentsia and media to focus on the flood situation. He interacted with the affected people at the relief camps and distributed cheques of compensation.

Javed Mahmood
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