Govt to Deduct Two Days’ Salary of Employees for Flood Relief Fund

The federal government has decided to deduct the salary of government employees for two days, which would be deposited to the Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund 2022. Well-informed sources have told educationneverdies that the Finance Ministry’s summary in this regard has been sent to the federal cabinet for approval.

Salary to be deducted from civil servants and those belonging to the civil armed force, sources have told BBC Urdu. Government will also approach banks, financial institutions, regulatory bodies, telecom companies, insurance companies, and other institutions to play their part in aiding flood affectees.

The recent floods have wreaked havoc across the country, especially in Balochistan, Sindh, and Southern Punjab. According to official figures, approximately one million houses have suffered damage as a result of floods. The losses in the agriculture and livestock sector stand at over Rs. 500 billion.