PM announces earthquake relief package for effected people of KP, FATA and GB

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Wednesday, 28 October 2015 18:58

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday announced a relief package by the federal government for the earthquake affected people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

He said that the families of persons killed in the earthquake will be given Rs 0.6 million per person. He said that the injured will be given Rs 0.1 million, while those disabled in the devastating quake will be given Rs 0.2 million each.

The prime minister added that the government would also provide Rs 2 million each for the reconstruction of damaged houses.

Speaking at a press conference here in Peshawar, PM Sharif commended KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak for personally taking part in relief works.

"We will fully support Chief Minister Pervez Khattak's efforts," he said.

Sharif emphasised that politics would not become a hindrance in relief efforts.

The prime minister also appreciated Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif for the army all-out participation in the rescue and relief efforts.

When asked by a reporter, the prime minister said that the relief package was as much for FATA as for KP province. He added that disbursement of the relief money would start on Monday and would be completed by Thursday.

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