Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has approved funds of PKR 2.5 billion for relief and rehabilitation in the flood-hit areas of the province, according to news published in the leading newspaper on August 29.
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As per the details, a letter was sent to the relief and rehabilitation department to make sure that the funds are utilized. Chief Minister (CM) Mahmood Khan mentioned that the provision of immediate relief to the flood affectees and rehabilitation of the areas are the top priorities of the government. He assured the affectees that they were not alone and the government stood with them. Further, he added that all the available resources will be used for the rehabilitation of the flood-affected areas.
Moreover, it was mentioned that 24 roads have been reopened and electricity supply has been restored from 35 feeders in Lower Dir. According to details, the district administration of Dera Ismail Khan has provided food items to 76,000 households. It was informed that the dewatering process is in progress in the affected areas.
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Reportedly, the 1-kilometre of Karora-Ajmer road has been restored in Shangla district. The administrations of Charsadda and Peshawar districts have also been assisting the flood-hit people and a medical camp has been established. According to the deputy commissioner, the Karakoram Highway was cleared and a damage assessment survey has also been finalized. He went on to say that the relief and rehabilitation efforts are underway in Lower and Upper Dir, Shangla, Lower and Upper Chitral, and Swat.