Govt making all out efforts to help flood affectees: Khwaja Asif

September 8, 2014 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: Defence Minister Khwaja Muhammad Asif has said despite limited resources, the government is making all out efforts for the relief and assistance of the people affected by rains and floods.

Briefing the joint sitting of the parliament about the flood situation in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said all the flood related agencies are working beyond their capacity and resources to tackle the situation.

He called upon all the political parties to respond to the current crisis without politicizing it. It is a national tragedy and leaders from all political shades must rise to the occasion and demonstrate unity for the assistance of the affectees.

Giving an overview of damages caused by flash floods, the Defence Minister said one hundred and twenty eight people have been killed most in rain related incidents in different cities.

The floods have partially damaged 1242 houses while completely sweeping away 191 houses. 1053 villages have been affected by the rains and floods while standing crops on 325,000 have also been damaged.

He said the floods have affected a population of about 436,000. Over 18200 people have been evacuated. 2000 people are living in relief camps.

Over 450 health centers have been established for the flood affectees.He said the concerned agencies including NDMA, PDMA and district administrations are working tirelessly to cope with the flood situation.

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