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Sindh seeks Rs40b from centre.

SUKKUR, Aug. 13 -- Cash-strapped Sindh government has demanded an immediate grant of Rs40 billion from Centre for rescue, relief and rehabilitation of millions of flood victims in the province. This demand was made by Sindh Relief Commissioner Ghulam Ali Pasha while briefing President Asif Ali Zardari during his visit to flood-affected areas of Sukkur on Thursday. However, Zardari said that the federal government did not have such huge resources to meet Sindh's demand, but maximum possible grant would be provided to the provincial government. The relief commissioner informed the president that some 1953 villages of 19 out of 23 districts of Sindh, had been affected by the flooding. He said that hundreds of thousands of affectees had been evacuated from the flood-hit areas by army and civil administration, however, a large number of people were still stranded in floodwater in various areas.

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Publication:The Statesman (Peshawar, Pakistan)
Date:Aug 13, 2010
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