PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to impose a cut of more than Rs82 billion on the annual development program which will be allocated to flood-affected districts of the province.
Officials sources stated that the provincial Planning and Development (P&D) Department has started creating a revised development program of the province. According to the sources of the P&D department, after establishing the framework for the rehabilitation of the flood affected districts, it is now necessary to arrange funds for it. Therefore, it has been decided to impose cut on the ADP of the current financial year. All administrative departments have been instructed to prepare a revised ADP by re-appropriating the uplift funds.
The fund will be allocated to the proposed development programs for the flood-affected districts as the province does not have enough funds.
According to the sources of the P&D department, Rs82 billion will be released only to those departments whose infrastructure was affected by the flood, including the Department of Irrigation, Communications and works, Energy, Primary and Secondary Education, local government, Agriculture and Livestock, Water Resources, Health, Sports, Tourism and Culture, Higher Education, Multi-Sector Development and the Finance Department.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 309 people died and 369 were injured while 94, 464 houses were affected by floods. Moreover, 6,74318 were also displaced by heavy rains and floods.