Rs31 billion allocated for protection against floods

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ISLAMABAD:

Authorities in the federal capital have allocated a sum of Rs31 billion for the improvement of flood works, according to the Punjab Irrigation Secretary in his report which was submitted to the apex court.

The allocation is part of the phased National Flood Protection Plan drawn up under the long-term strategy of an integrated Flood Management System.

Marvi Memon, a former legislator of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid currently associated with the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, had requested the court in September 2011 to order the revival of the Flood Commission. This was with a view to determine if the government had failed to carry out its Flood Commission recommendations.