41 re­lief camps set up in Karachi

The Pak Banker - - National - Staff Re­porter

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.

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