Rs71b disbursed amongst flood victims: NADRA
National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has resolved 377,526 appeals through Grievance Redressal System for Citizen Damage Compensation Programme (CDCP) Phase-II.
The CDCP Phase-II of NADRA is designed to give Rs 40,000 in two tranches to affectees of flood 2010 whose houses were damaged, NADRA's Spokesperson said this in a statement issued here Thursday.
NADRA has so far processed total 950,523 Watan cards in the second phase of CDCP including 9,403 for Azad Kashmir, 4,039 for Gilgit-Baltistan, 278,047 for Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, 13,539 for Balochistan, 340,994 for Punjab and 304,501 for Sindh.
The Spokesperson said that in the second phase NADRA has disbursed Rs 37.12 billion to 950,523 beneficiaries.
The disbursement included Rs 362 million for Azad Kashmir, Rs 150 million for Gilgit-Baltistan, Rs 11 billion for Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Rs 13.56 billion for Punjab, over Rs 11.54 billion for Sindh, and Rs 476 million for Balochistan.
NADRA has disbursed over Rs 71 billion to flood victims in both phases.
The first phase of Watan cards was launched in September 2010, whereby the government distributed an initial tranche of Rs 20,000 among 1.75 million affected families in order to provide immediate relief.
It is to be noted that Rs 34 billion had already been disbursed in the first phase across the country in all the provinces, including GilgitBaltistan and AJ&K with contributions from the Federal Government as well as the provinces.No doubt, the Spokesperson added, transparency in a cash transfer programme in any Social Development Sector amongst the affectees of any kind of disaster is the most difficult landmark to achieve.
The programme worth US $ 580 million has been part of the collaboration between the government of Pakistan and International donor agencies. The contribution of Pakistani government was US $ 100 million, World Bank (IDA loan) US $ 125 million, USAID grant of US $ 190 million, DFID grant of US $ 100 million, and Italian government's loan of US $ 65 million.
It is pertinent to mention that a consortium of World Bank, USAID, DFID and Italian government carried out Joint Supervision Mission in the middle of July 2012 and declared that progress and outcome of programme is satisfactory - a remark which is extremely hard to obtain given various stringent measure/checks through which this program is filtered and assessed.