Rs71b dis­bursed amongst flood vic­tims: NADRA

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IS­LAM­ABAD

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.

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