Donors should help rehabilitate Malakand: KP finance minister

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Minister for Finance Engineer Muhammad Humayun Khan urged international donor organisations to support the people of Malakand Division and Malakand Agency in their struggle for rehabilitation after last year’s devastating floods and foreign NGOs need to undertake mega flood protection and rehabilitation projects in Malakand Agency, particularly Totakan Tehsil.
He was speaking to a three-member Department of International Development (DFID) delegation which called on him on Thursday. The delegation was led by European Union Counsellor and Head of Operations Berend de Groot. DFID Senior Governance Advisor Sikandar Ali, Secretary Finance Sahibzada Saeed Ahmad, Special Secretary Finance Masood Ahmad and Additional Secretary Finance Nadem Bashir were present on the occasion. The Finance Minister disclosed last year floods had severely damaged the social infrastructure in Malakand Division and the government was utilising the bulk of its funds on rehabilitation and flood protection but needed more donor. The delegation told the minister finance on the objectives of their new public financial management programme and assured that all possible support would be extended to the people of Malakand and other areas of the KP by initiating different development projects.