Enormous resources needed to rebuild flood-hit areas in Pakistan: minister

Sep 28, 2022

Islamabad [Pakistan], September 28: Enormous resources are required to rebuild and restructure backward districts hit by the recent flood, Pakistani Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal said on Tuesday.
Addressing a meeting on flood response, he said the expenditure to be incurred will exceed the estimated 40 billion Pakistani rupees (around 170 million U.S. dollars) for most backward 20 districts.
"Government is committed with full resolve to rebuild these areas in order to address the sense of alienation among the people in these regions," said the minister.
The scale of destruction caused by floods has been unprecedented, he said, adding that it was a result of climate change due to greenhouse gases emissions by the developed world.
Pakistan is suffering something which it did not cause, the minister said.
"The most backward regions in the country are worst hit by the recent floods that left a big challenge for us," he said, adding that every citizen has to partake in his role in this national cause.
Source: Xinhua

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