Peshawar: Opposition parties in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly on Monday (September 7) called for the provincial and federal governments to immediately initiate the repair work required for the protection of flood-hit infrastructural developments in the Malakand and Hazara Divisions, according to a news source.
The KP assembly was informed that the recent floods and rain spells had destroyed 600 houses, and countless bridges and roads. These unfortunate incidents have left a number of people homeless — with the absence of a functional road network also making it difficult to reach the affected individuals. In response to this problem, the ruling party’s Labour Minister Shaukat Yousafzai stated that all efforts were currently being made in order to repair and reopen the roads, while the process to assess the degree of infrastructural damage caused by the excessive flooding was also underway.
Reportedly, the KP government has so far distributed a total of PKR 13.8 million in aid to the affectees in these districts in order to compensate for the losses they have incurred. Yousafzai further revealed that after finalizing the list of deserving individuals, the provincial government is also expected to issue additional funds to provide compensation to the remaining affectees.