ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Baitul Mal (PBM) has sent food items to Upper Chitral for distribution among the flood-affected people.

The assistance included ration bags containing flour, ghee, rice, lentils, sugar, dry fruits and edibles.

A spokesman for the PBM said Managing Director Baitul Mal Amir Fida Paracha himself was supervising the distribution of ration bags.

On the day of Eidul Azha, he took notice of the devastation caused by flash floods and issued directives for providing all possible assistance to the affected people.

According to a survey conducted by the PBM, about 25 families have been displaced and affected by the floods caused by torrential rains.

The ration bags being provided to each of the affected family contained all food items of daily use and will be sufficient for one month.

Each of the bags costs Rs25,000, the spokesman said.

The managing director PBM has also directed the regional office of Baitul Mal in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to closely supervise the situation in the affected areas so that all necessary measures are taken for the rehabilitation of the displace people.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has also issued special directions to the head of the social safety net to provide all possible relief and rescue assistance to the affected people of Upper Chitral.

Published in Dawn, July 13th, 2022

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