KP approves Rs140 million aid for flood relief

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approved Rs140 million for the restoration of link roads and relief activities.

The provincial government declaring emergency in KP and approved Rs140 million for restoration work and relief activities.

Addressing a news conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Tuesday, provincial  Information Minister Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani said 26 villages had been affected in Chitral, where 103 houses were destroyed and 63 partially damaged.

The roads linking Chitral with Drosh, Orghoch, Garam Chashma, Bamboret, Mastuj and Boni have been destroyed.

Dozens of other link roads, major bridges and the suspension bridges connecting valleys and villages have been swept away in the gushing waters. A hotel, a private college and around 25 water supply schemes have also been swept away.