Swat: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister (CM) Mehmood Khan said on Sunday, August 28, that houses and businesses will not do construction along riverbanks. This was reported by news sources.
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According to the minister, the government will strictly enforce rules against encroachment and go after people who build without permission. He said this while he was visiting areas hit by floods in Swat, Kalam, Mingora, and Matta. He said that the flood had made a mess of the area and that cleanup would start as soon as it stopped raining. He also said that the government will do a survey to figure out how much damage rain has caused.
He also said that the damage caused by the floods is the worst in the history of the province, with many people having to move. He also said that the provincial government will ask the federal government for help with repairs and money. With the money, roads will be built and communities will be fixed up.
It’s important to note that the country has had more rain than usual during the monsoon season, which is usually a dry time. The rains have destroyed homes and ways of making a living, which affects about 33 million people directly. No construction on riverbanks in KP.