PESHAWAR: The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has launched a mobile application for a survey of houses damaged in catastrophic floods to ensure transparent dispensation of compensation to the householders.
Held under the chairmanship of Shahzad Khan Bangash, chief secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a high-level meeting was apprised the application has been prepared by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) and officials are being trained to use it.
It was further informed the survey of flood-hit houses will begin from September 15 and, once completed, money will be paid through the Bank of Khyber.
Per a preliminary damage assessment report prepared by Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), a total of 91,456 houses have been damaged in the flood-ravaged districts. Among these 37,523 have been completely damaged while 53,933 have braved partial damages.
The meeting was further informed that Rs400,000 would be given for a completely destroyed house and Rs160,000 for a partially damaged house.
Bangash directed relevant deputy commissioners to review the progress of the survey on daily basis and complete the process within the stipulated time. He also urged fast-track payment of compensation in a transparent manner.