Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif says the entire nation is united for relief and rehabilitation of flood-affected people and the government is determined to complete the rehabilitation phase at the earliest.

Talking to media persons in London on Sunday, he said the government has allocated seventy billion rupees to provide relief to the flood-affected people.

The Prime Minister said a cash assistance of twenty-five thousand rupees is being provided to each flood-affected family in the country through the Benazir Income Support Programme.

He said the Federal Government, in collaboration with provinces, is providing food, tents, blankets, and other essential items to the flood victims.

Shehbaz Sharif said people are generously contributing to the Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund and all state institutions are working tirelessly for the relief and rehabilitation of flood victims.

He appreciated the role of the armed forces in helping the flood-hit people. He also thanked friendly countries and humanitarian organisations for their assistance to help the flood-affected people of Pakistan.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said the government is focusing on relief and rehabilitation of flood affected people, but some political orphans want chaos in the country.

She said the government is fully committed to the rehabilitation of flood victims.

Answering a question regarding PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s demand for an early general election, she said the general election cannot be held on the wishes of an individual as it will be held according to schedule.