Sindh sets up new dept for rehab of flood victims


KARACHI: On the directive of President Asif Ali Zardari, a new provincial department for rehabilitation of flood victims has been established with Muzaffar Shujra as its first minister while it has also been decided to post Syed Asad Ali Shah as the Sindh Bank president.
President Zardari during his meeting with the Sindh government high-ups has issued directives that for a speedy rehabilitation of flood victims in the province, a separate department would be established. And within three days of his directive, the Sindh government issued a notification of setting up a separate department for the rehabilitation of flood victims and Muzaffar Shujra has been appointed its first minister.
“It’s a new responsibility and we will do our best for the rehabilitation of flood affecttees. I am happy that I have got portfolio of my interest, as I always wanted to work for the poor people as per the manifesto of PPP, Minister for Rehabilitation Muzzafar Shujra told the Pakistan Today on Sunday.
Previously, Shujra was the minister for jails but last month his portfolio was taken back by Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and given to Dr Zulfiqar Mirza as his additional responsibility. Since then Shujra had been without any portfolio.
Similarly, it has been decided that Syed Asad Ali Shah will be made the president of Sindh Bank. Currently, Bilal Sheikh is working as the first president of Sindh Bank. Asad is the son of Syed Qaim Ali Shah and was working as a member of Thar Coal Energy Board but on Saturday he tendered his resignation. He has been working as a consultant for establishing Sindh Bank, sources said, adding that a summary for final orders has been sent to the Sindh CM.
Last week the first meeting of the Board of Directors (BoD) of Sindh Bank was held under the chairmanship of Ghulam Ali Shah Pasha, acting chief secretary Sindh, who is also the chairman of the bank’s BoD. Ghulam Ali Pasha told the meeting that the bank was being set up on the desire of the President of Pakistan. He further stated that the bank would open 50 branches in the country by the end of 2011, with one branch in every district of Sindh and one each in every province of the country.


  1. 1.I write to state following few lines for your kind consideration and sympathetic action.

    (a)I Ghulam Mustafa S/O Late Allah Rakhio Joyo resident of village Molvi Muhammad Siddique Joya Union Council Sindhi Buttra Tehsil Khairpur Nathan Shah District Dadu (Sindh).

    (b)Last year due to heavy flood my house was destroyed and other valuable material was totally damaged. Agricultural land and crops were also demolished. No financial assistance had been granted and no ration had been given to us from Government or any other NGOs except Watan Card (Amount Rs, 20,000/=).

    (c)I had approached local government officials but all efforts went in vain. I have not received any financial aid so far. Things are going from bad to worse. I am extremely disturbed / depressed and facing heavy financial crisis

    (d)Due to recent heavy rain, our existing condition has further deteriorated as our crops have been destroyed again and my house is totally damaged. Moreover, our food stuff, i.e. Wheat, Rice and flour has been drowned in the flood water. I am badly affected and presently my family is lying without shelter in open air. I am in miserable condition

    2.Keeping in view, the above mentioned facts, I humbly request in your honor to consider us for what so ever relief possible as we are in desperate condition. Moreover, I request that during rehabilitation phase we should be considered on compassionate grounds for reconstruction of house. I shall be very much thankful to you for this act of kindness.

    I beg to pray for your long life and prestige.

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