0.5m flood-hit homes verified: Sind Minister

KARACHI: Mohammad Younus Dagha, the Sindh caretaker minister for Finance, Revenue, and Planning and Development (SPHF), led a review meeting with a primary focus on the construction of 2.1 million houses for flood-hit homes in the province.

The session took place at the Sindh Secretariat, Tughlaq House, within the premises of the Planning and Development Department on Wednesday.

Dagha reiterated the unwavering commitment of the Sindh government to the construction of 2.1 million houses for those adversely impacted by the floods.

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He highlighted that the verification process for 500,000 flood-hit homes has been successfully concluded and underlined the urgency of promptly allocating funds for their construction.

The minister pressed for the swift completion of the verification process for the remaining damaged houses.

During the briefing, it was underscored that each household affected by the disaster would receive Rs300,000, with the disbursement process expected to be finalized within a fixed six-month period.

Dagha directed the submission of detailed progress reports on the construction throughout the six-month disbursement phase, ensuring transparency and adherence to high-quality standards in all financial transactions and construction operations.

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The caretaker minister instructed officials to expedite documentation procedures in close collaboration with respective deputy commissioners. This initiative aims to guarantee ownership rights for affected homeowners and facilitate effective oversight in partnership with relevant NGOs to maintain construction quality.

He reiterated that providing homes to flood victims remains a top priority for the Sindh government.

The caretaker minister urged for the acceleration of construction endeavors to bring solace to those who lost their homes due to the calamitous floods.

The Planning and Development Board Chairman, Syed Hasan Naqvi, along with Sindh People’s Housing Scheme for Flood (SPHF) Affectees Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Khalid Mehmood Sheikh and other officials, delivered a comprehensive presentation to the minister.

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