Karachi:The Sindh government decided on Thursday to constitute district-level committees to start relief, rescue, and survey and damages assessment operations at the Deh level to aid people in rain affected areas.
The decision was made during a rain emergency and relief meeting held at Chief Minister (CM) House in Karachi.
“The purpose is to reach out to the affected families and support them in a transparent, proper and decent way,” Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah said, adding that the committees being formed would also procure all the required material and relief goods including but not limited to tents, mosquito nets, food items, medicines, and machinery.
The committees comprise of the concerned deputy commissioners, representatives from Corps-V, engineering Corps, local government, Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), and local representatives in the rain-affected areas.
During the meeting, it was pointed out that the PDMA has distributed 80,000 tents and placed an order for another 180,000 tents, but the district administration generated a requirement of one million tents.