November 27, 2020

The heavy downpour losses of the province would be recompensed: CM Sindh 

 The losses of heavy rainfall of the Sindh province would be recompensed to the affected families, farmers and land owners. The committees consisting on elected representatives and revenue officers would also be conceived for collecting the real facts and figures of damages and losses of the houses and standing crops throughout the Sindh province and it will furnish the report of losses and damages after completing the surveys. 
 
In the light of the survey report, the compensation of the losses and damages of crops and houses would be paid to the affected families, farmers and land owners across the province. 
These views were expressed by Chief Minister Sindh, Sayed Murad Ali Shah during his visit of Tando Jan Mohammad outfall drain and Mir Kot Jan Mohammad outfall drain where the breaches were occurred in the recent downpour.  
 
CM Sindh deplored that unfortunately after flood 2011, people of the province again were facing the huge disaster in the shape of heavy downpour in the different districts of the province adding that Sindh Government was also devising the extensive long term policy as embankments of the canals and drains to be firmly metaled.  
 
Talking with media, Mr. Shah said that after Covid-19, Sindh government again facing natural disaster due to heavy rainfall almost in the province. He said that complete investigation would be placed as causes of the breaches to be confirmed adding that involving in negligence would never be spared at any cost and would face the punishment. 
 
Chief Minister Sindh has directed to Commissioner Mirpur Khas division, Deputy Commissioner Mirpur Khas and other concerned officers that they must provide tents and food to the displaced families’ temporary settled in different camps and along different road sides.  
 
While visiting the breaches at different areas, CM Sindh assured that affected families that till plugging in the breaches, Sindh Government will provide food and other necessary items to the affected families. 
 
Irrigation officials also briefed the Chief Minister Sindh that Left Bank Outfall Drain (LBOD) was getting flow of the water more than its capacity and whole employees of the irrigation department were made alert to cope up any untoward situation and they were also present in established camps of the affected families at every time.  
 
On the occasion, Commissioner Mirpur Khas division, Abdul Waheed Shaikh and Deputy Commissioner Mirpur Khas, Zahid Hussain Memon while briefing to CM Sindh told that rain water accumulated in the urban and rural areas, was being drained out and yet the it was continued by de-watering machines and whenever others local concerned authorities were also strongly instructed for putting the tangible efforts to drain out the accumulated water of the rainfall from low-lying areas. 
 
On the occasion, Provincial Minister Sindh, Sayed Nasir Shah, Mr. Hari Ram Kishori Lal, Mr. Imdad Pitafi, MNA Mir Ghulam Ali, Shamim Ara Panhwar, MPA Noor Ahmed Bhurgari, Ex-Chairman, district Council Mir Anwar Talpur, Mr. Ramzan Chandio, President, PPP Badin district and others Government officers were also accompanied.  

BY SAWAN KHASKHELI

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