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PESHAWAR, December 10 (APP): The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Parvez Khattak has said that the PTI-led coalition government in the Province has provided rescue and relief services to both flood and earthquake hit communities, as we consider it our prime role and responsibility.
He disclosed that the provincial government has released Rs. 11.5 billion to the district administrations to be paid as compensation to the calamity victims. He was talking at the Partners Workshop on ‘Recovery and Rehabilitation of Earthquake and Flood Damaged Areas of KP’ in Islamabad Thursday.

Besides Chief Secretary KP Amjad Ali Khan, Provincial Ministers Enayatullah Khan, Ikramullah Gandhapur, and Muzaffar Sayed, Ambassadors of Japan, European Union, a large number of diplomats and country heads of International NGOs, authorities of KP P&D, Relief, Finance departments, NDMA and PDMA participated in the workshop.

The Chief Minister acknowledged the support of all stakeholders who took part in the relief activities and thanked Pak Army, NDMA, PDMA, and the district administrations for their proactive role in rescue and relief operations.

He said that his government was fully committed to be engaged in effective, comprehensive and result oriented planning. He reaffirmed his government conviction towards well conceived and properly planned reconstruction and rehabilitation work in the affected areas of the Province.

Mr.Khattak said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province had frequently experienced alarming and diverse portfolio of natural disasters that resulted in large scale impact on life, properties,infrastructures and social and cultural relationships as well.

However, he said that they understand that appropriate planning for sustainable reconstruction and rehabilitation will be a very crucial and wise step for building back safer communities.

He believed that well-coordinated efforts from all stakeholders ensure holistic approach to bring sustainable change. The discussion, comments and feedback shared by the participants also emphasized the importance of effective approaches and methods towards disaster risk reduction.

Over the years, the valued partnerships developed, encouraged them to look forward to the support in the area of your interest and in rebuilding better, safer, more developed and prosperous Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, he observed.

The participants pledged to jointly work for the rehabilitation of the affected population to ensure sustainable development in the area.