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Flood: 150,000 compensated via BISP

MULTAN: Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) South Zone Punjab has so far provided special assistance to nearly 1,50,000 flood affected beneficiaries of South Punjab under PM’s Flood Relief Package.

Zonal Director BISP South Zone Punjab, Sheikh Muhammad Ameen expressed these views while talking to the Media here on Friday (16th of September, 2022).

He said that Rs 25,000 financial aid was being provided to the flood affected beneficiaries through the Program.

He said that special financial support was being offered to the flood stricken people by federal government.

The disbursement of cash is being made through 28 camp sites of BISP in flood hit areas of DG Khan and Rajanpur districts, he told.

The Zonal Director said that the BISP staff has been deployed at camp sites for disbursement of cash while strict monitoring being ensured for transparency.

He said that the rest of BISP beneficiaries which were affected due to flood would also be compensated soon.

The BISP camp sites included among other spots:

Govt Commerce college Rajanpur,

Girls Degree College Kot Mithan,

High School Sahan Wala,

City Islamia High School Jaampur,

Secondary School Dajal,

Soon Miani,

Degree College Umar Pur,

High School Rojhan city,

High School Shah Sadar Deen,

High School Shadan Lund, and

Peer Adil.

Meanwhile, KP Minister for Relief and Rehabilitation, Muhammad Iqbal Wazir on Friday said that total 91458 houses were damaged in floods that include 37523 houses completely destroyed and 53936 partially damaged.

In a statement, he said that KP government will give a compensation of Rs 400,000 to the owner each house completely destroyed and the owners of partially damaged houses will be given Rs.160,000.

He said that provincial PDMA has provided 1752 million rupees to the district administration for relief and rescue operation.

He said that district administration shifted 46538 people to safe places before the flood, adding that 69775 people trapped in the flood were saved through the rescue operation. | YouTube Channel

Anum Mashkoor

Anum Mashkoor is writing for since Sept 2018, particularly on Environment-related matters.