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‘Rising above politics for extensive relief, rehab of flood victims’: PM 

The prime minister vowed to leave no stone unturned till every flood victim was provided relief.

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‘Rising above politics for extensive relief, rehab of flood victims’: PM 
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Dera Ghazi Khan: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday said helping the flood-affected people was the time to rise above politics and providing them an across-the-board service of relief and rehabilitation.

Addressing here at a public gathering, the prime minister said the demand for water channel by the locals would be fulfilled soon.

The prime minister vowed to leave no stone unturned till every flood victim was provided relief.

The prime minister said as per the 2010’s National Finance Commission award, around 58 percent of the resources went to the provinces and called upon the provincial governments to address the needs of the people.

He recalled that during his chief minister-ship, he utilized the funds of Punjab to launch the development projects.

The prime minister said the federal government was committed to provide relief to the people affected by floods and ensure their early rehabilitation.

He emphasized on ensuring that the compensation be disbursed among the victims.

He said the federal government had increased the cash assistance for injured people from Rs25,000 to 250,000 and had also announced a similar compensation of Rs0.5 million for both mud and concrete houses damaged completely and Rs 0.2 million for partially hit ones.

He urged upon the departments concerned to take measures in advance to cater to new rain spells in the flood-affected areas.

The prime minister also mentioned that August 5 was a reminder about the ruthless barbarity meted out to the Kashmiris of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

He said Pakistan would continue to support the just right of Kashmiris for their self-determination and condemn India’s illegal revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier, during his visit to the flood-hit areas of south Punjab including Dera Ghazi Khan, Rojhan and Rajanpur, he called the need for joint survey by federal and provincial governments to assess the damages in the wake of floods.

The prime minister on the occasion was given briefing by the authorities concerned regarding the ongoing relief and rehabilitation work in the area including supply of food, drinking water and basic health facilities to the displaced people staying at temporary shelters.

Federal Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb, Special Adviser Ataullah tarar, Member National Assembly Sardar Riaz Mehmood Khan Mazari, Aslam Bhootani and Chairman National Disaster Management Authority Lt Gen Akhtar Nawaz accompanied the prime minister.

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Outlawed TTP commander Omar Khalid Khorasani killed in Paktika blast

Top TTP commander Omar Khalid Khorasani aka Abdul Wali has been killed in Afghanistan 

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Kabul: Omar Khalid Khorasani, outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) senior commander has been killed along with his three other associates in an attack near Paktika province of Afghanistan, GNN reported Monday.  

According to sources privy to the matter, Abdul Wali aka Omar Khalid Khorasani was killed after his vehicle was targeted with a mysterious explosive device in eastern Afghanistan. 

Reportedly, the TTP leaders were travelling in the Birmal district of Paktika for consultation when their vehicle hit a roadside mine in Sharqi village. 

All on board the vehicle were killed, reports said without giving more details. 

No further details were provided by the sources. 

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PDMA issues alert about more torrential rains in parts of KP

Torrential rains can cause urban flooding in Nowshera, Mardan, Swabi, and land sliding in hilly areas

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Peshawar: The Provincial Disaster Management Authority Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has issued an alert about monsoon torrential rains in different parts of the province from Sunday.

According to details, PDMA has advised all the Deputy Commissioners to take precautionary measures to avoid any human and material losses.

The rains can cause urban flooding in Nowshera, Mardan, Swabi and land sliding in hilly areas.

The PDMA control room is operational round the clock and people can contact on its helpline 1700 in case of emergency.

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Election Commission decides to re-verify voters aged 100 and above

The verification process will continue till August 13

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Election Commission decides to re-verify voters aged 100 and above

Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan has decided to carry out re-verification of voters aged 100 and above.

According to details, the Election Commission has announced door-to-door verification of elderly voters across the country after large-scale irregularities were revealed in the electoral rolls.

The electoral body has provided details of voters aged 100 and above to the provincial and district offices for a re-verification. The verification process will continue till August 13.

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