Peshawar - To ensure transparent relief compensation to the flood affectees, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has launched a mobile application for a survey of damaged houses in the flood-affected districts. 

In this regard, a high-level meeting under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shahzad Bangash was held here on Tuesday. 

The meeting was attended by the Additional Chief Secretary, relevant Administrative Secretaries, Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, representatives of the Pak Army and NDMA and other concerned officials. The meeting was apprised that a mobile app for the survey of affected houses has been prepared by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa IT Board for which master training is being imparted to concerned officials. 

It was further informed that the survey of flood-affected houses will be started on September 15. After the completion of the survey, compensation will be paid through the Bank of Khyber. As per Provincial Disaster Management Authority’s preliminary damage assessment report, a total of 91,456 houses have been damaged in the flood-hit districts. As many as 37,523 houses have been completely damaged while 53933 have been partially damaged. 

The meeting was told that Rs 400,000 would be paid for a destroyed house, while in case of partial damage, Rs 160,000. 

Chief Secretary directed deputy commissioners to review the progress of the survey on daily basis and complete it within the stipulated time. He stressed fast-track payment of compensation transparently.