Govt provides Rs 70-74 bln emergency relief to flood victims under BISP: NA told.

ISLAMABAD -- Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Murtaza Javed Abbassi on Monday apprised the National Assembly that the incumbent government had provided Rs 70-74 billion emergency relief to the flood victims from its own resources under Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP).

Replying to various supplementary questions during the Question Hour, he said compensation checques to the legal heirs of 115 flood victims who lost their lives in Punjab had already been given while only three were remaining due to some clearance issues by respective deputy commissioners of the districts.

He said that the government had announced Rs 1 million to the deceased person, Rs 500,000 and Rs 250,000 for fully destroyed and partial destroyed houses in the flood.

He said the government had issued funds to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

The NDMA had received data of the houses destroyed in recent floods from the three provinces, while data from two federating units was still awaited...

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