Mahmood Khan, the chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, announced on Wednesday a special Rs 1.2 billion rehabilitation package for the flood-affected regions of the Swabi district. During his tour to flood-affected areas, the chief minister unveiled a package that included Rs. 1 billion for infrastructure restoration and Rs. 200 million for electrical system maintenance.
In addition to offering Rs 400,000 as compensation for a totally damaged house and Rs, 160,000 for a partially damaged one, the chief minister also promised financial support of Rs 500,000 per person for the family of those who lost their lives in flood-related accidents.
Mahmood Khan further declared that the amount of compensation for the destroyed crops would be increased. He gave the irrigation department instructions to calculate the damages and compile a report on them. He visited Baamkhel and other damaged regions of the district in the company of former National Assembly speaker Asad Qaiser, Shahram Khan Tarakai, Abdul Karim, and district administration officials to get a first-hand account of the damage brought on by the recent flash floods. Additionally, he received a briefing in that regard.
“The KP administration stands with the flood victims in this trying time,” he declared. He promised them every conceivable assistance. The chief minister gave the relevant department instructions to clean up the region and remove encroachments from the banks of canals and rivers. He noted that if there had been no encroachment on natural water systems, the extent of losses would have been far lower.
On this occasion, the chief minister gave each grieving family of a victim of the recent flash floods a check for Rs 300,000.