Compensation demanded for flood affectees


Karachi: Chairman Pakistan Relief Foundation (PRF) Haleem Adil Sheikh on Friday that 0.5 million people had affected in Sindh floods, but the provincial authorize had failed to start relief work in these areas.

He expressed these views while addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club. The office-bearers of PRF were also present on this occasion. Politician turned social worker Haleem Adil said 47 people lost lives and approximately 32,000 houses were affected in recent floods in the province, but provincial government only provided 10,000 tents and 1500 ration bags to flood affectees.

He said rains in September forecast by metrological department could bring further destruction in province if the appropriate efforts would not be taken. He said continuous floods had badly affected the people of province economically. He said around 335 Goths were affected owing to rainwater that entered the area of Gadap Town in Karachi. He said the government should announce compensation for rain and flood affected people of province.

He demanded of the government to dispatch medial teams in flood affected areas and conduct fumigation in affected areas in order to save people from waterborne diseases.

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