QUETTA: On Wednesday, the acting governor of Balochistan, Mir Jan Muhammad Jamali, gave the order that the concerned members of the provincial Assembly be taken into confidence and consultation to be made in all matters pertaining to the welfare of flood victims.
The governor gave this directive while presiding over a meeting of the Special Parliamentary Committee of the Balochistan Assembly to review the recovery efforts in the districts affected by flooding and torrential rains.
The sources informed that at least 336 people died, 150,000 houses were entirely destroyed, while 120,000 others suffered partial damage, and 500,000 animals were killed.
Furthermore, monsoon rains and floods this year in Balochistan caused 2,221 kilometers of roads to be washed away and 0.5 million acres of crops were also devastated.
Besides, the Balochistan government has requested that the federal government must facilitate the prompt distribution of financial aid to the people for the construction of destroyed and afflicted houses.
The acting governor noted that the scale of this year’s flood disasters in Balochistan was extremely large, necessitating the assistance and focus of the international community and non-governmental organizations to address the situation in a professional manner.
Additionally, he gave the order that the concerned assembly members be given a voice in the restoration strategy of the rain-affected areas of Balochistan and that their consultation is ensured in all matters.