Pakistan Asks Development Partners For Assistance To Rehabilitate Flood-Hit Areas.

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan has approached development partners for immediate assistance and funding for relief, rehabilitation and restoration of infrastructure in view of the large-scale losses caused by flash floods and heavy rains in all the provinces of the country.

A high level meeting of Federal Secretary for Economic Affairs Mian Asad Hayaud Din with development partners and national and provincial disaster management authorities held on Monday for mobilising assistance for relief, rehabilitation and restoration of damaged infrastructure caused by flash floods and heavy rainfall.

On the directions of Prime Minister of Pakistan given on 30th July, 2022, the Ministry of Economic Affairs was directed to immediately approach the UN agencies and international development partners for immediate assistance and funding for relief, rehabilitation and restoration of infrastructure in view of the large-scale losses caused by flash floods and heavy rains in all the provinces. On Prime Minister's directions, the Federal Secretary for Economic Affairs Division, further directed additional and joint secretaries of the ministry to approach all the development partners (multilateral and bilateral), including the UN agencies, to seek both financial and humanitarian assistance for relief, rehabilitation and restoration of damaged infrastructure.

The meeting was organised for respective heads and representatives of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF), and the six (06) Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMAs) to engage with foreign development partners to present their needs-assessment reports and to formalise an action plan of assistance. During the meeting, a detailed presentation was given by a representative of NDMA on the damages caused by flash floods across the...

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