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Sindh cabinet approves Rs.4bn package for rain affectees

Sindh Cabinet approved a Rs. 4.021 billion compensation package, on Wednesday, for the rain-affectees in the province. The cabinet requested the federal government to match the amount so that affected people could be rehabilitated in true letter and spirit.

The meeting was attended by all the provincial ministers and advisers, chief secretary, and other concerned officers.

The Board of Revenue on the directives of the cabinet had conducted a survey of the monsoon 2020 affected people.

The survey revealed that the heavy rains claimed 149 lives, injured 103 people, completely damaged 7,120 pakka and 75,195 katcha houses, partially damaged 9,102 pakka and 171,463 katcha houses and caused the deaths of 8,165 cows, buffalos, horses, camels. Also, 11,630 goats, sheep, and donkeys died.

The cabinet was told that under the law compensation for a person that has died in a natural calamity had been fixed at Rs100,000 for bread earners and Rs50,000 for non-bread earners

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