PM Relief Fund Generates Rs. 3.3 Billion

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PM Relief Fund Generates Rs. 3.3 Billion

The recent devasting floods up and down the country killed at least 1,412 people and 141,1771 head of cattle. Besides damaging 5,321 million homes, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said on Thursday.

Briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change, NDMA officials said that so far, Rs3.3 billion had been collected through the Prime Minister Relief Fund. They added that the authority was in the process to procure an early warning system for accurate flood data.

The meeting, chaired by Seemi Ezdi, discussed the steps taken by the Glacial LAkes Outburst Flood (Glof) project to reduce the risks of Floods and prevent the loss of lives. When asked about foreign aid, NDMA officials said that this matter related to the Economic Affairs Division.

However, Senio UN officials in Pakistan Said a day earlier that Secretary-General Antonio Geuterres’ flash appeal for $160 million. After the Pakistan floods received an encouraging response with pledges of $150 million. While $38.35 million had been received.

Addressing a joint press conference in the federal capital along with representatives of the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). UN Resident Coordinator in Pakistan Julien Harneis said that the aid must reach the flood victims.

Harris welcomed Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s announcement of an audit of the flood assistance by an international accounting company. “The UN appeal is very important to cover the basic needs of the victims and there is considerable success in raising funds,” he said.

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