ISLAMABAD - Minister for Textile Makhdoom Shahabuddin on Thursday told the National Assembly that the government would start rehabilitation process in flood and rain hit areas after January 2012. Responding to a question during question hour session in the Lower House, the federal minister said that after the floods, the government passed through the rescue process and now the process of recovery was under way. He told that the government and United Nation would complete fresh assessment for rehabilitation in coming January after which the said process would be started. To a supplementary question regarding steps taken to stop floods and rains in the next season, the minister was of the view that the only way was to pray to God. To another question regarding flood in FATA and governments steps to give relief to the people of the area, the minister responded that there was no flood in that area and the government would definitely provide relief to the area, if the flood ever hits FATA. The question was raised by a member from FATA who insisted that flood had hit FATA but the government did not pay attention to the area. Meanwhile Speaker National Assembly said that the winter season has set in and people hit by the flood were still waiting for camps and blankets in Sindh. She asked the federal minister to address the issue immediately. Federal Minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin while responding ensured the chair that the issue would be resolved. To a question, Minister of State for Production Khawaja Sheraz responding on the behalf of the Minister for Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh told the House that total amount of foreign exchange sent to Pakistan during the years 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 (July-October) by the Pakistanis from abroad is US 38.68 billion dollars. To a supplementary question, the Minister of State said that the Government shares the expenses of money sending with Pakistanis in abroad to Pakistan. He was of the view that Government has some how succeeded to stop sending remittances through hundi system in some countries after which the conditions were improving. To a supplementary question regarding projects in Agriculture sector, Khwaja Sheraz told the House that after 18th amendment the Ministry of Food and Agriculture was devolved to provinces and now all these projects have also been shifted to the provinces. Responding to another question regarding tax collection being collected by the government on the sale per litre petrol at present, the minister in a written statement told that maximum price of premium motor gasoline chargeable by oil marketing companies directly from consumers is Rs 87.95 per litre including taxes to the tune of Rs 24.44 (petroleum levy and Rs 12.31 per litre and sales tax of Rs 12.13 per litre). To another question regarding agreements signed by Pakistan with international donors/financers for provision of funds for the projects of power sector since March 2008 till date, the Minister in a written reply told that the total amount obtained (disbursed) against the agreements from 1st March, 2008 to 31st October, 2011 was US 734.84 million dollars. He stated that an amount of US $98.46 million was received from the international donors against 15 agreements during the first quarter of financial year 2011-12. He added that the government had taken various steps to ensure timely release of funds from international donors.