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By Intikhab Amir
PESHAWAR – The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) cabinet June 18 approved a Rs 1.25 billion ($13.3m) flood relief plan for the upcoming monsoon season, said Provincial Minister for Information Mian Iftikhar Hussain.
“Some 192,000 families in high-risk districts of (KP) will be extended relief under the plan,” he said after the cabinet meeting.
The plan envisages effective co-ordination among KP government line departments at the grass roots to aid affected communities in high-risk zones, including Peshawar, Swat, Kohistan, Nowshera, Dera Ismail Khan, Charsadda, and Swabi districts, he said.
The Provincial Disaster Management Authority will co-ordinate with government departments and international NGOs on helping affected communities after any monsoon disaster, he said.