PESHAWAR - Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has termed the announced financial assistance of Rs 1 million for flood-hit Chitral, insufficient to mitigate the sufferings and demanded of the govt to increase the assistance for effective relief activities.

This was stated by JI provincial ameer, Prof Ibrahim Khan while addressing a news conference at Al-Markaz-e-Islami here on Tuesday. He said that the federal and provincial governments should mobilize all the concerned departments and resources to swiftly carryout relief activities in flash floods affected parts of the country.

Flanked by JI Provincial General Secretary Shabir Ahmad Khan, Al-Khidmat Foundation Provincial President Noorul Haq, and JI Secretary Information Israrullah, the JI ameer said that his party would not leave the people of Chitral alone in this time testing situation. He also said that volunteers of JI and Al-Khidmat Foundation have already initiated relief activities in flood-hit areas of district Chitral.

Prof Ibrahim also said that they asked the party member and Senior Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Inayatullah Khan to visit Chitral on Wednesday (today) and monitor relief operation of Al-Khidmat Foundation there. Besides, the distribution of food and non-food items among the flood affectees, he informed, Al-Khidmat Foundation also extended financial assistance to affectees.

On the occasion, Noorul Haq, President Al-Khidmat Foundation informed that the foundation volunteers remained busy in relief operation during Eid holidays. Besides, provision of food assistance, he said that medical camps have been established at four spots in flood-hit Chitral.

He said that the tents, sheds, quills, and food and non-food items have so far transported to Chitral by the foundation. He said that the foundation is also financially assisting those communities, which were restoring irrigation and water supply channel on self-help basis.

The foundation, he said, will provide financial support the reconstruction and rehabilitation of damaged houses in Chitral. He said that relief activities were being expanded and strengthened in the flood-affected areas of Chitral.