MPA demands early restoration of flood effected infrastructure
CHITRAL: MPA from Mastuj, Syed Sardar Hussain Shah has
expressed his deep concern and has made frantic calls to the
authorities to save the children of the flood affected
of upper Chitral from the deadly disease of polio as no campaign
can be carried out normally as the remote areas have been rendered
Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, he said that the
other impediment in administering polio drops is the absence of
electricity to keep the polio vaccines in desired temperature as
the only power house of the area was washed away by the flood.
He asked the authorities to take up the polio campaign case with
genuine vaccines on emergency basis and call in the army and police
to drive an extra-ordinary special campaign to save thousands of
children from contracting the disease.
Mr. Husain also described in detail the efforts made by him to
bring relief to the people rendered homeless and their
rehabilitation process and said that he had got government owned
lands sanctioned from the provincial government and construction of
their homes will be completed well before the advent of winter
He said that special measures were on the anvil for the restoration
of the physical infrastructures devastated by the flood and the
relevant departments and agencies will launch the work very soon
while roads to most of the valleys have been opened for vehicular
He claimed that as a result of his efforts, the World Food Program
is initiating a comprehensive food package program for sixteen
thousands families for a period of three months and this will solve
the problem security for the affected families.
Mr. Hussain appreciated the role of Pak Army in the relief phase of
the disaster and said that the lives of hundreds of people were
saved by them who rushed to their help when the flood had gripped
the whole valley.
He appealed to the prime minister to declare Chitral, a
calamity-hit area and approach the international community to
contribute for the rebuilding of the devastated Chitral which has
lost more than 80 percent of its infrastructures during the flood.