PM Shahbaz Sharif announces relief package for calamity-hit Gwadar

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PM Shehbaz announces relief package for calamity-hit Gwadar

When Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif visited the disaster-stricken coastal town of Gwadar on Tuesday, he unveiled a substantial relief plan for the local population.

Financial compensation for the affected parties was announced by the recently elected government. He declared Rs 2 million for each of the departed, Rs 0.5 million for the injured, and Rs 0.75 million for the families whose homes were ruined by the heavy downpour.

Within four days, the prime minister promised, the package would be distributed.”I’m not doing you a favor. This is my responsibility as prime minister and it is the responsibility of the recently elected administration. This is neither a favor nor is it anything else,” he insisted.

Along with relief supplies including food, blankets, water coolers, and other necessities, he also gave out checks to the affected people.

Chief Minister Sarfraz Bugti of Balochistan and other legislators accompanied the prime minister.

The chairman of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) had earlier briefed the premier about the devastation caused by the flash floods in the town and southern Balochistan during the flight to the disaster area. On February 28, the unrelenting rains caused the flooding.

Shehbaz was also informed of the current relief and rescue efforts in the impacted areas.
Additionally, PM Shehbaz gave authorities the go-ahead to develop a reliable system for sophisticated satellite and contemporary technology-based natural disaster detection.

He assigned an in-depth assessment of the harm done to private properties and directed the immediate restoration of communication infrastructure in the areas affected by flooding.

On his first visit as the recently elected prime minister, Shehbaz pushed the authorities to create a thorough strategy for the flood victims’ rehabilitation and relief. “Every effort should be made to help the victims,” he said.

The Balochistan caretaker leadership named Gwadar a “disaster zone” last week after a terrible rain triggered flash floods in the area.

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