PESHAWAR: The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has appreciated the resolve and determination of the employees of Forest Department in supporting the people affected by recent floods adding that the monitory contribution of the employees is proof that the sympathies of people are with the affectees and every possible step is being taken to rehabilitate them.
As part of contributions to the Chief Minister Flood Relief Fund, a cash cheque worth Rs.5.086 million was presented to the Chief Minister by the Minister for Forest & Environment Ishtiaq Urmar and Secretary Forest & Environment department Abid Majeed.
Chief Conservator Forest Ijaz Qadir awnd other officials were also present on the occasion. According to details, the amount has been contributed voluntarily by all the employees of Forest Department. Employees from BPS-17 and above have contributed 3 days salary, BPS-16 employees have contributed two days salary whereas BPS-15 and lower have contributed a days salary for the rehabilitation of flood affectees in the Chief Minister Flood Relief Fund.
Touching upon the issue, Mahmood Khan reiterated that is our national and moral duty to help those who have been affected by this natural calamity adding that all individuals, philanthropists, civil societies and institutions should contribute as per their affordability.
The Chief Minister clarified that despite financial constraints, the compensation amount has been increased considerably and all available resources have been mobilized to ensure rehabilitation of the flood affectees on priority basis.