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Reconstruction of flood-hit areas prioritized in budget

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman on Sunday said the government has prioritized reconstruction and rehabilitation of areas affected by floods in the federal budget 2023-24.

Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, she expressed disappointment that the international community seems to have overlooked the plight of those affected by the devastating disaster in Pakistan last year, state-owned news agency reported.

The minister acknowledged Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s efforts in advocating for climate justice during a conference held in Paris. His representation aimed to raise awareness and seek global support for addressing climate-related challenges faced by Pakistan, she expressed.

Meanwhile, Minister for Human Rights Riaz Hussain Pirzada commended the government for introducing incentives for farmers in the budget. He expressed his belief that these measures would contribute to the overall growth of the agriculture sector which was crucial for the country’s economic development.

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