Prime Minister says government will not rest until complete rehabilitation of flood victims; appreciated the efforts of Red Crescent and assured all possible support from the government
Sardar Shahid Ahmad Laghari says PRCS through its multi-faceted interventions has so far given humanitarian aid to more than 266,275 victims
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif said that the recent rains and floods have caused huge destruction across the country but the government will not rest until complete rehabilitation of flood victims. He said Pakistan Red Crescent is reaching flood-affected families and its efforts and services to humanity during these testing times are highly commendable. The Prime Minister expressed these views when Chairman PRCS Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari called on the PM at Prime Minister’s Office here on Tuesday.
On this occasion, Special Assistant to PM Syed Tariq Fatemi, Khawaja Ehsan, Ambassador of Turkey Mehmet Paçacı, Advisor of Turkish Red Crescent to President Tayyip Erdogan, Ismail Haqi were also present.
While congratulating Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari on assuming charge as PRCS chairperson, PM Shehbaz Sharif said that PRCS is serving the affected people without any discrimination and the National Society is moving forward under his dynamic leadership. “I am pleased to see the efforts of PRCS highlighted in international and national media”, he added.
On this occasion, Sardar Shahid Ahmad Laghari apprised the Prime Minister about the actions taken by the Red Crescent in the flood-affected areas. He said the management, staff and the volunteers are working tirelessly and round the clock to deal with the flood disasters, providing relief and humanitarian assistance to the affected families. He said PRCS through its multi-faceted interventions has so far given humanitarian aid to more than 266,275 victims, 12,141 tents have been distributed, medical assistance have been provided to more than 23 thousand victims. Regarding the health interventions, he said PRCS medical camps are operational at 17 locations in addition to seven mobile health units.
Shahid Ahmed Laghari said that PRCS has provided food items and cooked food to 191,704 flood victims. He said 16,000 mosquito nets, over 14,000 hygiene kits, over 54,000 non-food items (blankets, jerry cans, tarpaulin sheets, kitchen utensils, etc.) have been distributed and counting. He said 5 million liters of clean and potable water have been provided in the affected areas in Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The water treatment plants on daily basis producing over 80,000 liters of clean water per plant.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif appreciated the efforts of Red Crescent and assured all possible support from the government.