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ECC approves Rs5bln for rescue, relief operation in flood -hit areas

 August 06, 2022

Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet has approved the technical supplementary grant worth five billion rupees for National Disaster Management Authority to carry out rescue, and relief operation for rain and flood affected people.

Its meeting was held in Islamabad on Saturday with Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Miftah Ismail in the chair.

The amount will be allocated from contingency provision of the Finance Division as block provision to National Disaster Risk Management Fund.

Addressing the meeting, the Finance Minister directed the authorities concerned to transfer funds immediately for timely help of the flood affectees.

Earlier, the National Disaster Management Authority Islamabad presented the summary for allocation of funds to NDMA for flood affectees on the directions of Prime Minister.

Chairman NDMA requested that block allocation of five billion rupees may be made to NDMF for relief and rescue activities in the flood affected areas, and death and disability compensation of the affectees.