KP Govt prepares mobile app for survey of destroyed houses

PESHAWAR:The Information Technology (IT) Board of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has prepared a mobile application for conducting survey of the flood-affected houses in the province.

According to the Director General (DG) PDMA, Sharif Hussain a survey for payment of compensation for destroyed houses has begun from September 15, 2022. The survey teams consists of the representatives of district administration, Communication & Works (C&W), Health, Irrigation, Revenue and Education Departments and Pakistan Army, said a press release issued by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) here on Monday.

Under the procedure, all details of the affected house along with National Identity Card (NIC) of the owner and other required documents will be uploaded on the application.

The survey, he said, was being carried out under a formally approved work plan and the compensation would be paid through cheques and ATM of the Bank of Khyber. The compensation would be distributed in a transparent and impartial manner in phases.

He said that the area wherein there is no branch of the BoK, the bank had been directed for establishment of additional branch and staff to facilitate the flood affectees.

Under the special package announced by the provincial government, the owners of the houses completely destroyed during monsoon would be given a compensation of Rs.0.4 million, while the owners of the partially destroyed houses would receive Rs.1,60,000.