LAHORE   -   Upon the directive of Prime Minister Mu­hammad Shehbaz Sharif, a ‘Digital Flood Dashboard’ to ensure transparency over flood relief assistance and its distribu­tion system, will be formally launched by Minister for Planning, Deputy Chair­man National Flood Response and Coor­dination Center Ahsan Iqbal on Monday.

It would provide direct information to the general public about the financial sup­port and the relief goods being received and distributed among the flood affectees at the global, federal and provincial levels, PM Office Media Wing said in a press re­lease. An announcement in this regard was made during a meeting chaired by the prime minister. The meeting com­prehensively reviewed the ongoing res­cue and relief activities in the flood-hit areas. The prime minister was apprised that as per his directive, a digital flood dashboard had been prepared with the use of the latest technology to provide all the relevant details about the relief activi­ties and receipt and distribution of relief goods and assistance. Besides, ensuring transparency in the ongoing processes, the general public and media would be kept abreast of the relief measures.

The prime minister would person­ally supervise the digital dashboard as he had promised to the international community and the nation that relief assistance would be provided to the flood victims in a transparent way. The launching of this dashboard would be a step in this regard. The prime minister had also announced that the audit of the financial aid received for the flood victims would be conducted by the AGPR and the world’s reputed audit firm for the sake of transparency.

During the meeting, the prime minis­ter also reviewed the restoration of life activities in the flood-affected areas and directed for expediting the rehabilita­tion of roads, bridges, power supply and other relief measures. He also directed that provision of basic necessities of life including food items should be ensured in the flood-affected areas.