Pakistan digitized amidst reports of corruption Flood relief assistance and distribution activity to ensure transparency, As per the instructions of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, it will now be operated digitally with the Digital Flood Dashboard, reports Geo News.
The digital dashboard will inform the general public about the overseas flood relief being received and distributed among the victims. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by the Prime Minister on Saturday.
Latest technology is used in creating digital flood dashboard to provide all the details regarding relief activities and goods receipt and delivery and assistance.
As reported by Geo News, the Prime Minister also announced that the financial assistance for the flood victims would be done by Audit Accountant General of Pakistan Revenue (AGPR) and reputed audit firms of the world to ensure transparency.
He also reviewed Restoration of services in the affected areas and called for expediting the rehabilitation of roads, bridges and power supply. He instructed the victims to fulfill the basic necessities of life.
Meanwhile, Federal Finance and Revenue Minister Miftah Ismail has said that the government had provided According to the report of Geo News, 70 billion rupees for relief and rehabilitation of flood affected people.
While talking to the media, Ismail said that another 50 billion will be provided to the affected people. He said that every penny received from abroad will be audited internally and externally. He also said that 33 crore people are living under the open sky.
“The Prime Minister will soon hold a meeting with industrialists and businessmen,” he said. He said that APTMA has submitted According to the report of Geo News, the Prime Minister will donate 40 crore rupees to the flood relief fund and it will donate one billion rupees more.
Federal Railway Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq expressed his gratitude to all the countries that have helped Pakistan in difficult times. As reported by Geo News, APTMA leader Dr Gohar Ejaz said that the association will also donate 150,000 ration bags to the flood victims.
Meanwhile, the death toll in Sindh floods rose to 621 as 12 more people died during the last 24 hours on Sunday.
After the Chak-Nizam bridge, Dadu’s first defense line, was flooded, officials on Sunday launched Plan B, under which a dam is being constructed along the embankments of the Burda Canal to protect the city.
Heavy machinery is being used for the construction of the 15-feet high dam, as Geo News reports, with officials saying that a flash flood from Manchar Lake had breached the Dadu Ring Bund, threatening the city was.
The water level of Manchar Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the country, is continuously rising. Rising floodwaters have washed away the city’s first defense line of more than a million people, forcing the administration to strengthen the remaining embankments backed by army troops.
Thousands of people have been accommodated in tents Or waiting for shelter under the open sky on the main highway leading to Hyderabad. The floodwaters can be seen for miles on either side of the highway.
Hundreds of citizens were seen leaving the city in mini trucks, vans and rickshaws. According to a Geo News report, several others were seen walking on the road in the scorching sun with their animals.
Heavy floods forced the administration to shift around 400 prisoners from Dadu District Jail to Hyderabad Jail.
During this, Prime Minister Shahbaz SharifIn view of the potential threat to the 500 kV grid station due to floods at Dadu, directed to utilize all resources for the safety of the grid station.
The media wing of the PM’s Office said that he directed the civil and military higher-ups to immediately save the grid station from being affected by floods.