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    Pakistan Digitizes Flood Relief Assistance To Bring Transparency

    Pakistan Digitizes Flood
    Inam Ansari
    September12/ 2022

    Islamabad: Amid reports of corruption, Pakistan has digitized flood relief assistance and distribution activity in a bid to ensure transparency. It will now be operated digitally with the Digital Flood Dashboard as per the directives of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, reported Geo News. The digital dashboard will keep the general public informed about foreign flood relief being received and distributed among victims. The decision was made in a meeting chaired by the premier on Saturday. The latest technology is used in creating a digital flood dashboard to provide all details about relief activities and receipt and distribution of goods and assistance. The prime minister also announced that the financial aid audit for flood victims would be conducted by the Accountant General Pakistan Revenue (AGPR) and the world's reputable audit firms to ensure transparency, reported Geo News. He also reviewed the restoration of services in affected areas and called for expediting the rehabilitation of roads, bridges and power supply. He directed the provision of basic necessities of life to the victims. Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Miftah Ismail has said the government had provided Rs 70 billion for the relief and rehabilitation of flood-affected people, reported Geo News. Talking to the media Ismail said that another Rs 50 billion would be provided to the affected people. He said that every penny received from abroad would be audited internally and externally. He also said that 33 million people were living under the open sky. "The prime minister would soon hold meetings with industrialists and business people," he said, adding that APTMA had deposited Rs 400 million into the Prime Minister's Flood Relief Fund and it w ...

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