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Monsoon contingency plan finalised for 43000 families

Islamabad:The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in collaboration with International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies will complete Integrated Recovery Programme for 75,000 families.

The first meeting of newly-selected Managing Body Members was informed that the targeted families would be provided help in health, shelter, livelihood, water and sanitation in the flood affected areas of Punjab, Sindh and KPK by the end of 2012.The meeting was chaired by the PRCS Chairman Maj General (retd) Ch Muhammad Nawaz which was also attended by MNA Asma Arbab Alamgir, wife of Governor Balochistan Shama Parveen Magsi, Dr Abdul Bari Khan, Secretary General Dr Mahbaoob Sardar, Director Operations M Ateeb Siddiqui, Head of Media and Communication Riaz Baig Raj, Director Finance Wajid Ali Shah and Director Health Dr Azhar Haleem.

Nawaz informed that that PRCS being the leading humanitarian organization of the country in consultation with partners has also prepared monsoon contingency plan for 43000 families all over the country.

On the directions of President Asif Ali Zardari, the Presidency has issued written instructions to the provinces for allocation of funds to Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and land for setting up disaster management centres, he said.

Nawaz said that we have asked Benazir Income Support Programme for provision of data which will help PRCS finalise contingency plans for the areas likely to be affected by rains and floods.The board members expressed full confidence in the leadership of Ch Muhammad Nawaz and assured him their all-out support to make the PRCS more vibrant and effective in serving the vulnerable.

Earlier, PRCS Secretary General Dr Mahboob Sardar told the participants that the PRCS is ndertaking the Integrated Recovery Programme (IRP) in KPK, Punjab and Sindh in 6 districts. The main areas covered in the IRP are livelihood, shelter, water, sanitation and health. As per details 75 percent of IRP in KPK, 50 percent in Sindh and 30 per cent in Punjab has been completed.

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