PM Shehbaz announces Rs100m for restoration of GB village

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday announced a grant of Rs100 million for the rehabilitation of Bobar village in Gilgit’s Ghizar district which was badly affected by the recent flash floods in the region.

During his visit to the village, the prime minister was told in a briefing that the floods had killed 17 people and damaged 249 houses in the village. Moreover, 794 animals and several orchards were also washed away during the calamity.

The premier ordered the concerned authorities to pay compensation of Rs1 million each to the families who had lost their loved ones to the catastrophe and also ordered the construction of a five-kilometre metal road to facilitate the villagers.

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In an interaction with the affected villagers, the prime minister assured the flood victims that the government would not leave them alone until all of the families were rehabilitated.

He also offered condolences over the loss of lives and property and assured the victims of the government’s full support for their relief and rehabilitation.

PM Shehbaz said the government was making an all-out effort to ease the difficulties being faced by the people in flood-ravaged areas.

During the visit, the prime minister also distributed cheques among the flood-affected people of Shisper Glacier of Hunza at a ceremony held at Gilgit airport.

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He handed over cheques of Rs0.8 million each among nine people whose houses were completely destroyed during the floods and Rs 0.5 million each among six people whose houses were partially damaged.

Advisor to PM on Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan Qamar Zaman Kaira, Special Assistant Fahad Hussain and Chairman of National Disaster Management Authority Lt General Akhtar Nawaz accompanied the prime minister during his visit.

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