CM orders restoration of infrastructure damaged by flood in Chitral


Peshawar: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has ordered immediate measures for restoration of roads, bridges and water supply schemes that were damaged by recent torrential rains in district Chitral.

He also directed the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) to accelerate its relief and rehabilitation operations in close coordination with Pakistan Army and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

In view of the losses and difficulties being suffered by the rain-affected peoples of Chitral, Chief Minister asked the Chief Engineer C&W and Chief Engineer Public Health Engineering to reach Chitral as early as possible to support the district administration for immediate restoration of the affected roads, bridges, water supply schemes and other basic facilities.

The CM directed them to also propose measures for permanent and durable rehabilitation of the affected facilities. He also ordered disbursement of one million rupees by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to the district administration of Chitral for providing essential food items to the rain-affected people.

He also directed the PDMA to undertake the relief and rehabilitation activities in close coordination with 11 Corps and 17 Division of Pakistan Army as well as NDMA and the district administration.

Meanwhile Chief Minister Pervez Khattak directed the divisional administration of Malakand to conduct a comprehensive survey for ascertain the losses caused by heavy rains and flash-floods in Chitral.

He directed that estimates of the losses inflicted to the properties of the affected population also be ascertained so that compensation thereof could be considered properly. He directed the administration to take the local MPAs on board for this purpose and all relief and rehabilitation operations should also be carried out in consultation and coordination with the elected representatives.