Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – The government has prepared a 10-year national flood programme worth Rs1.77 trillion to combat natural calamities in the country.

State Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid told the National Assembly on Wednesday that after consultation with federating units work on the project will be started.

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The national flood programme has been launched on the directives of the Supreme Court after devastation was caused by 2010 floods, he added.

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The minister further said that the federal government will get the law passed by the National Assembly before starting the scheme.