PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Sardar Faisal Amin Gandapur on Sunday said that all resources are being effectively exploited to provide maximum relief to the flood victims as well as restore the damaged infrastructure in the province especially in the worst hit district of Dera Ismail Khan.
He assured that the provincial government would also rehabilitate each and every affectless in the area wherein colossal funds are being made available by the KP Finance Department on crash grounds.
He expressed these views during a ceremony organized for the distribution of relief items among the affectless at different relief camps in Kulachi.
On this occasion food packages were given to more than 1000 flood-affected families of Kalachi Tehsil.
Former Federal Minister Ali Amin Gandapur, Additional Deputy Commissioner Dera Ismail Khan Mohammad Iqbal Khan Wazir, Assistant Commissioner Kulachi Ahad Yusuf were also present on the occasion.
Faisal Amin Gandapur while further speaking on the occasion regretted that the southern districts were not given attention in the past regimes that left these areas so much backward.
However, he said the present KP government is sincerely engaged to carry out development works as well as working hard for welfare of the people in these backward and neglected districts so that the deprivations of the people in these districts can be redressed on priority basis, he added.
The Minister acknowledged the fact that there has been a lot of damage in DIK due to the recent floods and it is need of the hour that we all show solidarity with the affected because this is the sign of living nations.
He assured that everyone affected by the flood is being reached and the process of restoring the infrastructure is also going on fast so that to ensure ease of movement and also to speed up the relief operations in all the affected areas.
He said that all the concerned departments are working round the clock to provide relief to the people without any delay.
Meanwhile, following the request of ex federal minister Ali Amin Gandapur, officials from the Norwegian Embassy also visited the flood-affected areas of Tehsil Kalachi, Tehsil Dera and Tehsil Parova.
The Embassy of Norway is the first foreign mission whose high technical team visited the flood affected areas of Dera Ismail Khan district and assured full cooperation.