41 relief camps set up in Karachi
KARACHI: The number of relief camps established has reached 41, majority of which have been sponsored by philanthropists.
The influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Karachi has crossed the figure of 45,000 after the arrival of the IDPs from Thatta district and the adjoining areas, said Executive District Officer Revenue Roshan Ali Shaikh.
A private media group reported that the funds worth Rs 34 million, which the Sindh government had released in a frequent installment, have been consumed and further releases might be made.
The release of funds was delayed as the authorities concerned are stationed in Hyderabad.
In order to repair the riverbanks in Thatta, the revenue department had sent 90 dumpers, three loaders and three excavators, while 199 passenger vehicles were also sent to facilitate Thatta's residents to bring them safely to the city.
The issue of impostors was diligently tackled and efforts were still in full swing to ensure eviction of such illegal dwellers from the relief camps.
A detailed survey has already been completed in collaboration with the National Council for Human Development, and almost all impostors have been identified. The impostors have been asked to leave the relief camps on their own; however, if they do not create any problems and continue to stay there for free food, the authorities concerned would tolerate their presence.
Sindh Katchi Abadis and Spatial Development Minister Engr Rafique Advocate on Sunday distribute relief goods among the IDPs at the Government College of Technology, SITE Town and the Government Polytechnic Institute, Lyari Town.