Chief Minsiter Pervez Khatak and Imran Khan visited flood
CHITRAL: Chief minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak
has said that the his government was intensifying its efforts to
restore the essential facilities of roads and tracks, bridges,
water supply schemes (WSS) and irrigation channels in the flood
affected areas of Chitral while the relief measures will also be
continued side by side.
Talking to the flood victims during his visit to the flood-hit
areas of Chitral city, Garam Chashma, Boni and Bumburi here on
Thursday, he claimed that the relevant provincial government
departments have made a considerable progress for planning
permanent and sustainable rehabilitation of the affected areas.
“ I have asked the heads of various government departments to stay
in Chitral for finalizing the plan and also supervising the ongoing
operations for temporary
restoration of basic facilities like roads, bridges and WSSs”, he
“There was no shortage of food in the affected areas and as many as
seven thousand bags of wheat were available at the provincial
Reserve Centre of district Chitral”, he claimed.
Mr. Khattak said that Pakistan Army was also supporting the
provincial government for carrying out relief and rehabilitation
operations in a desired and effective manner for which KP
government and the suffering people of Chitral are thankful to
He told that he would visit Chitral time and again to review
progress on the reconstruction measures for which he had held a
crucial meeting of all concerned departments to chalk out a fool
proof strategy for the rehabilitation.
Referring to the preliminary estimates Pervez Khattak told that the
damaged communication infrastructure would be repaired and
reconstructed at a cost of one billion rupees approximately while
irrigation department has demanded Rs. 43.6 million for the repair
of its damaged water channels adding that Frontier Works
Organization would be engaged for all reconstruction works to
ensure timely and up to the mark completion of the schemes.
The Chief Minister assured that the washed away Boni-Chitral road
will be made useable before harvesting about one billion rupees
worth standing crop of potato in a bid to facilitate save
transportation of the produce from the farms to market. He also
announced Rescue 1122 service for Chitral.
Earlier the CM and Imran Khan walked through the damaged areas and
viewed the washed away and damaged roads, bridges and other
Meanwhile Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and Chairman of the PTI,
Imran Khan attended a briefing about latest flood situation and
relief measures, given by Pakistan Army at Chitral Scouts Mess
Thursday. He was told that the floods emerged in different rivers
and tributaries had damaged 197 houses, 123 shops, 22 roads ans
tracks, 27 WSSs, four power projects, 15 bridges, and several other
facilities besides 36 percent of standing crops.
He said that on directives of the Chief Minister, an amount of 23
million was kept at disposal of the Chitral civil administration
for food while KP government had released another amount of 140
million for the repair of the damaged facilities.
The Chairman Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan, Secretary
General of the PTI, Jahangir Tareen, Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Assembly, Asad Qaisar, Provincial Ministers Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani,
Muhammad Atif, Shah Farman, MPAs from Chitral Saleem Khan and Fozia
Bibi, and high ranking government officials were also accompanying
The Chief Minister and the PTI head, accompanied by the General
Officer Commanding (GOC), Major General Nadir Khan earlier had an
aerial view of the flood-affected areas and the GOC showed them the
most affected areas and facilities.