Balochistan CM seeks immediate assistance for flood relief

Published September 4, 2022
DISPLACED flood-affected people along with their camels try to reach a safer place through a damaged road in Bolan district.—AFP
DISPLACED flood-affected people along with their camels try to reach a safer place through a damaged road in Bolan district.—AFP

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo on Saturday said the province immediately needed financial help to rehabilitate flood-affected citizens as the devastation has drawn the province 20 years back.

Chairing a meeting on Saturday, the chief minister said unprecedented rains and floods have broken the back of people, depriving them of their entire life’s savings.

“They are not in a position to survive without help from federal and provincial governments,” Mr Bizenjo said referring to the plight of the victims.

He said the government will meet the needs of flood victims and help them restore their lives even if the province has to take a loan. “We will knock on every door to arrange resources and bring happiness back for the people who have been devastated by floods.”

He said the provincial government has asked the centre to provide grants according to the losses suffered by the province at the hands of this natural calamity.

He also announced that the government would rebuild every house that was destroyed in floods.

Published in Dawn, September 4th, 2022

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