PESHAWAR The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tuesday imposed a complete ban on the foreign trips of Provincial Ministers and government officials, besides freezing developmental funds with immediate effect. Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ameer Haider Khan Hoti said that decision had been taken in the wake of devastation and ruin brought by torrential rains and floods that affected the whole infrastructure of the province. Talking to media persons during his visit to Government Higher Secondary School, Peshawar, where a relief camp has been set up for flood-hit families, the CM said that it was better to stay inside the province in such a catastrophe and also announced to freeze the provincial development funds. He added that rescue operation had been completed while relief activities were in full swing. The Chief Minister said that such a horrible flood had never been witnessed in the history of the province and available data regarding rains revealed that in the last 30 years about 927 mm rains had been recorded annually throughout the province. But to the wonder of many, 950 mm rains was recorded just in six days, from July 28 to August 2. The CM said that he would not make any claim that the Government had assisted whole affected families, but it would try its level best to do so, adding that after rescue and relief operations, now priority would be given to launch restoration and reconstruction phase. To assess floods destructions, a survey would be completed within the next two to three weeks and developmental funds would remain frozen until an accurate estimate of ruin was completed, he remarked. Two special directorates one each in Irrigation Department and Public Health Engineering Department would be set up and they would ensure completion of restoration and reconstruction plans, he added. The Provincial Government has so far made no proper appeal to the international community for the reconstruction and restoration of calamity-hit families, however it has appealed to help in rescue and relief activities and until now the US and the Europe Union have assured to assist Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government, he explained. He said that stranded Chinese nationals in Kohistan had been rescued and shifted to safer places, adding that food and others items had been dropped through helicopters in inaccessible areas.