PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Saturday visited flood-hit Reshun and Golen Gol where he assessed the damages caused by recent heavy rainfall and floods and reviewed rehabilitation activities being carried out by concerned departments.
The chief minister distributed financial assistance cheques among the victims of flood and expressed sympathy with them.
He said the provincial government stood by the people especially flood affectees and will go all out for their quick relief and rehabilitation, adding a comprehensive plan has been formulated in this regard.
Mahmood Khan said the PTI government had given the gift of district Upper Chitral to people of Chitral and would work for its development.
The chief minister addressing the cheque distribution ceremony said he would again visit the district and announce special package for its rehabilitation and development.
MNA Molana Abdul Akbar Chitrali, Special Assistant to CM on Minority Affairs Wazirzada, Chief Secretary Dr Kazim Niaz, Commissioner Malakand division Zaheerul Islam were also present on the occasion.
The chief minister directed the authorities concerned for installation of a steel access bridge at Reshun by Sept 9.
He assured the flood affected people that rehabilitation work on roads, water supply schemes, irrigation channels and other installations destroyed by recent floods would be completed at the earliest.
The chief minister was informed that essential non-food items and food items (ration) had been distributed among the flood affected people while a plan was already formulated for the restoration of infrastructure damaged by floods which would be implemented on an emergency basis.
The chief minister was also informed that Chitral-Booni-Mastuj road had been federalized while its proper handing-taking over has to take place.
He was also briefed about estimated cost and restoration plan of damaged roads, bridges, water supply schemes, construction of embankments along the rivers, irrigation channels and protection walls.