ISLAMABAD (our reporter):- The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has approved Rs5 billion grant for relief and rescue activities in the flood affected areas and death and disability compensation of the affectees.
The ECC met under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Mr. Miftah Ismail here on today.
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.
The National Disaster Management Authority Islamabad presented the 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 ECC after deliberation approved 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.
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.