Flood affectees of Brep village warned the govt for immediate
CHITRAL: The flash flood affected people of Brep village of
Yarkhun valley have expressed their deep concern over the apathetic
attitude towards them and have warned that they will stage a sit-in
(dharna) in front of DC office along with children and women if no
concrete steps are taken for their amelioration.
Addressing a press conference here, the elites of the village
including Shakil Ahmed, Sahib Nadir, Baburuddin and others lamented
that the government did not take a single step neither for their
rehabilitation and providing food stuff nor restoring the physical
infrastructures of drinking water and irrigation and communication
They said that the district administration has so far distributed
20 kg of wheat flour, 5kg ghee and 3 kg pulses among the 200
affected families of the village while the flood has rendered them
totally indigent and homeless and they had no place to go in the
winter season which is approaching fast.
They said that there was severe shortage of food as the affected
people have totally lost their purchasing capacity and a famine is
imminent in the village if the government or some charity
organizations did not rush to their rescue.
The affected people castigated the World Food Organization for
excluding the flood-hit village of Brep from its list for providing
food package and said that the villagers were the worst affected of
all other places which was preliminarily included in its list.
They also demanded of the government to settle them in Kagh Lusht
by allotting them piece of land as the Brep village was constantly
threatened by the glacial lake outburst flood in near future and
the area has been declared to be red zone by the experts.