PM in Skardu to review flood relief work; announces relief package worth Rs 150 million
SKARDU (92 News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Skardu on Thursday to review relief activities in flood-affected areas.
Addressing flood affectees at Ghanche, the prime minister said the government is committed for speedy uplift of all underdeveloped areas of the country particularly Gilgit-Baltistan. “The people of the area have always rendered valuable services for the development and progress of Pakistan and the government will never leave alone them in the this critical time,” he said. “The government will provide all possible resources for the development of these areas with special focus in provision of basic facilities in education and health sectors.”
The Prime Minister announced five hundred million rupees for reconstruction of roads in the area. He also announced compensation of five hundred thousand rupees for each deceased, one hundred and fifty thousand for each injured and two hundred and fifty thousand for reconstruction of houses damaged by the floods.