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PM announces Rs100m for rehabilitation of GB village

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday announced Rs100 million for the rehabilitation of Bobar village in Gilgit’s Ghizar district that was badly affected by flash floods.

The prime minister, during his visit to the village, was told in a briefing that the floods had killed 17 people and damaged 249 houses in the village. Moreover, 794 cattle and several orchards were also washed away during the calamity.

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The prime minister ordered the authorities concerned to pay compensation of Rs1 million each to the families who had lost their dear ones in the catastrophe. Moreover, he also ordered the construction of a five-kilometre metal road to facilitate the villagers.

In an interaction with the affected villagers, the prime minister assured the flood-stricken people that the government would not abandon them and all families would be rehabilitated.

The premier expressed condolence over the loss of lives and properties and assured the victims of the government’s all-out support for their relief and rehabilitation. He said the government was making efforts to ease the difficulties being faced by the people in flood-
ravaged areas.

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During the visit, the prime minister also distributed cheques among the flood-affected people of Shisper Glacier of Hunza at a ceremony held at the Gilgit airport. He handed over cheques of Rs8 million each among nine people whose houses were completely destroyed during the floods and Rs0.5 million each among six people whose houses were partially

Adviser to PM on Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Qamar Zaman Kaira, Special Assistant Fahd
Hussain and National Disaster Management Authority Chairman Lt General Akhtar Nawaz accompanied the prime minister.

Also, Shehbaz announced Rs5 million for a differently abled girl child in Ghizar district who lost eight family members to flash floods, including her mother, grandmother and six siblings.

The premier interacted with the child and sympathised with her as well as her father. The prime minister told the girl that her ordeal was untellable and the whole nation shared her grief.

During his interaction with the flood victims, the prime minister repeatedly mentioned the girl and the sufferings she had been going through. He also instructed the authorities to set up an endowment fund in her name.



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