PM Shehbaz, President Alvi lament rain-related deaths

PM Shehbaz, President Alvi lament rain-related deaths


Zahid Akram Durrani urged PM to announce financial aid for the victims

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed sorrow over the loss of lives and property caused by torrential rains over the country, especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Saturday.

After realising the gravity of situation in the affected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Zahid Akram Durrani contacted Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif via telephone. Zahid Akram Durrani apprised the Prime Minister about the havoc wreaked by rains in Bannu and Lakki Marwat districts of KPK.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif directed the Chief Secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the NDMA authorities to take expeditious measures to ameliorate the devastations caused by torrential rains. PM sought a report in the next 24 hours about the relief activities and the extent of damages.

Zahid Akram Durrani also requested financial assistance under the Prime Minister's package for the martyrs and the injured.


In a message, the President said he felt immense grief over the loss of lives and property in the rainstorms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He condoled with the bereaved families and sympathized with the affectees. He prayed for the elevation of ranks of the deceased in paradise and for the early recovery of the injured.

He said he hoped that the authorities concerned would deliver timely assistance in the affected areas.


The prime minister also directed that prior emergency measures should be taken in the wake of the cyclone Biparjoy which was moving towards Karachi and asked NDMA to make prior arrangements in collaboration with the Sindh government and the provincial departments.

He also directed that full assistance should be given to the people in the situation of rains and storms in Balochistan. He said he himself was monitoring the relief activities in the country and the administration and institutions should take all steps to provide timely assistance to the people.