ECC Approves Rs. 5 Billion Grant for Flood Relief Efforts

The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) Saturday approved a technical supplementary grant of Rs. 5 billion for the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) for rescue, relief, and compensation for deaths and injuries caused by floods in the current year. Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Miftah Ismail presided over the meeting.

A block allocation of Rs. 5 billion may be made to National Disaster Management Fund (NDMF) for relief and rescue activities in the flood-affected areas. NDMA presented the summary in the special meeting of the committee for allocation of funds for flood affectees on the directions of the prime minister.

The finance minister directed for transfer of funds immediately, for the timely help of the affectees. The amount will be allocated from the contingency provision of the Finance Division as block provision to NDMF.