Pakistan to organize donor’s conference after flood damage survey results: Ahsan Iqbal

Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal told the National Assembly that Pakistan will host a donor’s conference shortly once a survey to assess the damage from recent floods around the nation was finished.

On Monday, the minister concluded the discussion on a motion under Rule 259 about the situation in the nation following the floods by announcing that the estimated flood damage survey would be finished by development partners on October 24.

He added that in order to support the rehabilitation process, the government will shortly develop a proactive approach, and the stakeholder’s input would be crucial.

Iqbal claimed that the government was putting in serious effort to aid flood victims. “Since the task of restoration is before us, we do not want to squander our time in by-elections,” he stated.

The minister claimed that initially, to aid the community devastated by the floods, the government had given out Rs70 billion under the BISP program, with each family receiving Rs25,000.

He further said that, with the help of the provincial governments, the federal government has authorized the transfer of wheat seeds worth Rs9 billion to farmers in flood-affected areas.

Iqbal stated that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif would soon announce a package for farmers at the Farmer’s Convention.


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