CM announces Rs20 million relief for coastal affectees

KARACHI:,,, Sindh Chief Secretary Sajjad Saleem Hotiana has imposed red alert in all administrative and relevant departments coming under the administrative control of Sindh government in view of the recent weather, ocean based situation, and monsoon 2014.

Visiting the affected areas of Ketti Bander and Gharo in Thatta district, the chief secretary asked Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and Relief Department of Board of Revenue (BOR) to fully facilitate the affected people of Thatta and Badin districts.

Accompanied by Member Provincial Assembly Syed Owais Muzaffar, the chief secretary freely met affectees as a gesture of good will and courtesy. He also helped the needy people by providing them cash personally and pledged to re-visit these areas within a week.

Muzaffar also met other affectees and ensured their proper rehabilitation, in due course. On the way Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah was also welcomed by chief secretary. He informed the chief minister about relief activities. The chief minister announced Rs 20 million assistance for the affectees of Ketti Bander and Gharo.

Hotina advised the secretaries of finance, health, irrigation and local government to remain in close coordination with PDMA, Relief Department and respective divisional commissioners for acute and systematic continuity by Relief and Rescue Service in the affected areas.

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