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ECC approves Rs 5 billion grant for compensation to flood affectees

ISLAMABAD: After deliberations, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Saturday accorded approval to the Technical Supplementary Grant of Rs. 5.00 billion for NDMA for rescue, relief and compensation for death and injuries of affectees of the floods-2022.

Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Mr. Miftah Ismail presided over the meeting of the ECC of the Cabinet held here. Minister of State for Finance and Revenue Dr. Aisha Ghous Pasha, Coordinator to the PM on Commerce and Industry Mr. Rana Ihsan Afzal, Coordinator to the PM on Economy Mr. Bial Azhar Kayani, Chairman NDMA, Federal Secretaries and other senior officers attended the meeting.

National Disaster Management Authority Islamabad presented a summary in the special meeting of ECC for allocation of funds to NDMA for flood affectees on the directions of Prime Minister.

Chairman NDMA requested that block allocation of Rs.5.00 billion may be made to NDMF for relief and rescue activities in the flood affected areas and death and disability compensation of the affectees.

The amount will be allocated from contingency provision of the Finance Division as block provision to NDMF. The Finance Minister also directed for transfer of funds immediately, for timely help of the affectees.

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