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NDMA dispatches King Salman’s aid for Balochistan flood affectees

ISLAMABAD: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Tuesday dispatched 1,000 King Salman Relief Fund ration bags for Balochistan flood affectees.

The NDMA Spokesperson in a media release said that King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KS Relief) provided a thousand ration bags for the flood victims of Balochistan.

The ration bags were handed over Deputy Commissioners of Jafarabad, Naseerabad, Sahbatpur, Sibi and Kutch. The ration consists of flour, pulses, sugar and ghee. It may be noted that its first shipment was sent to Balochistan on July 15, which included 3,000 ration packs.

The heavy monsoon spells have wreaked havoc across Balochistan calming at least 136 people’s lives so far in flood-related incidents.

According to Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) report, around 13,000 homes have also been damaged in the flash floods along with multiple bridges and highways.

Earlier, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif visited the inundation-affected areas of Balochistan and ordered officials to expedite relief work.

The premier also announced a relief package of Rs500,000 for those who lost their house in the floods, while those who suffered due to partial damage to their residence will be awarded Rs200,000 or more per family.

To compensate for the loss of lives, Shehbaz promised each family to receive Rs1 million on account of each flood casualty.

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