KARACHI: The provincial government on Wednesday established the Sindh Flood Relief Fund for the people affected by torrential rains and flash floods across the province.

A notification issued by the finance department said that the fund was established to help out the affected people.

It said the one-month’s net salary of the chief minister, provincial ministers, MPAs belonging to the Pakistan Peoples Party, CM’s advisers and special assistants and parliamentary secretaries would be deducted at source.

It further said that five-day salary of government officers from BPS-17 to BPS-22 and two-day salary of employees from BPS-1 to BPS-16 would also be deducted.

The deducted salaries would be deposited to the Sindh Bank.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, in his televised message, urged philanthropists to come and help rain-affected people of the province.

“I have visited almost all the districts of the province and found that every nook and corner is inundated, make it look like a river,” he said and added that the people who have been temporarily settled at relief camps were in a state of shock and distress after losing their near and dear ones, cattle and other belongings.

The CM urged people of the province to look after the poor, rain-affected and helpless people living around them till the government reach out to them.

Meanwhile, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon appealed to the philanthropists to assist provincial government in its efforts to rehabilitate the rain-hit people.

Published in Dawn, August 25th, 2022

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