ISLAMABAD - Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Wednesday held a meeting with a 2-member team of the GHQ and discussed the matters related to rehabilitation of the Temporarily Displaced Persons.

During the meeting, the financial requirements and measures for repatriation and rehabilitation of the TDPs were reviewed in detail. Both sides agreed that rehabilitation and reconstruction should be undertaken with full vigour and restoration of health and educational facilities be extended due priority. The meeting also had consensus on speedy restoration of electricity supply in the affected areas.

The Minister informed the team that an amount of Rs1.5 billion had already been released for the TDPs on Tuesday. The course of action for release of future installments was also discussed. The Minister said that a clear picture of the financial requirements had been shared with the donors and directed the EAD to sensitise the donors afresh regarding their commitments for the TDPs.