Federal Minister Engr Amir Muqam briefed by senior officials of NDMA, PDMA on recent rains, landslide impacts in KP

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions and Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan, Engr Amir Muqam, on Wednesday received a detailed briefing by senior officials of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Provincial Disaster Management Authority Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (PDMA-KP) on recent rains and landslide damages and rescue and relief efforts being conducted in the affected areas.

The Federal Minister was informed about the damages incurred by recent rains, relief operations, and the distribution of assistance funds by the NDMA and PDMA.

The Minister said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was the province most impacted by rains and landslides, reported as human life losses.

He said the federal government would help the victims in this hour of difficulty. Engr Amir Muqam expressed solidarity and sympathy with the rain victims of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and assured them of every possible assistance and support.

He said that due to heavy rains and landslides, life and financial losses occurred in various districts, including Shangla, Swat, Bajaur, Buner, Batagram, Mansehra, Mohmand, Malakand, Karak, Tank, Mardan, Peshawar, Nowshera, Bannu, North and South Waziristan, Kohat, and Orakzai.

The federal Minister said that compensation should be given to the deceased and better treatment facilities should be provided to the injured.

The official informed the federal Minister that 33 children and 15 women were among the killed, while 17 women, 37 men, and 24 children were among the injured, adding that a total of 3,202 houses were damaged due to the collapse of walls and roofs in different districts of which 477 were damaged entirely and 2,725 got partially damaged.

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