Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti on Tuesday expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the damages and loss of lives as a result of floods triggered by heavy rains in different parts of the province.
In a message, the chief minister grieved over the damages to properties and standing crops in Mardan, Charsadda, Karak, Nowshera, Chitral, Ogi and Balakot due to flooded rivers in these areas and directed the concerned authorities to expedite relief activities in the affected zones.

The chief minister directed all the concerned district governments to leave no stone unturned in shifting the displaced people to a safer place where they should be provided with every possible relief including tents, medicines, food items and other necessary arrangements.

He also expressed his grief over the incident of sky lightening in Asheri area of Upper Dir and breaking of glacier in Chitral which caused damages to standing crops, fruit gardens, trees and houses of the people in  Sanoghar in District Chitral.

Hoti appealed to the masses to remain calm and exhibit patience in this time of trial, saying the government will not leave the affected people alone.

He also prayed for the departed souls of the three persons who were killed in rain-rated incident in Mardan and the two students in Karak.

In the other hand CM Ameer Haider Khan Hoti has directed for expediting pace of ongoing construction work at Shah Alam bridge on Charsadda road in order to protect the bridge against the looming threats of floods in rainy weather.

He stressed on the Frontier Highway Authority (FHA) to complete the ongoing work on war footings so as the people could avoid inconvenience as a result of bridge damage.

Chief Minister issued these directives after witnessing the dilapidated condition of the bridge shown over a private TV channel.

Meanwhile, the officials of FHA assured that the ongoing work on Shah Alam Pul will complete within two weeks.