Sunday, January 09, 2011
KARACHI: The flood-affected people are still living in miserable conditions and more assistance is needed to rehabilitate them, according to the Sindh chief minister.
Syed Qaim Ali Shah said this at a meeting with a visiting delegation of the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) on Saturday.
The meeting discussed the situation after last year’s heavy floods, which damaged several districts and affected more than seven million people in Sindh. The participants agreed to a proposal to call a donors’ conference to be jointly organised by the Sindh government and the UNDP.
Sindh Minister for Rehabilitation Haji Muzaffar Ali Shujra, Adviser to the CM for Planning and Development Dr Kaiser Bengali and Chief Secretary Ghulam Ali Pasha briefed the meeting about the work carried out in this regard.
The meeting was informed that almost half of the total affected people were residing in camps and the situation was very crucial.
The chief minister appreciated the role of the United Nations and specifically the efforts of the secretary general, who called upon the world nations to come forward and help the affected people of Pakistan. He said that 50 percent of the flood victims were in acute need of shelter, food and other relief goods. …