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Flood affected widow seeks Watan Card

PESHAWAR: A flood-affected widow having five minor children has appealed to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to provide her support through the Watan Card, as she could not be registered.

Talking to The News, Ayesha Bibi, a resident of Hospital Koroona in Dag Ismail Khan village of Nowshera district, said her house was damaged and all her belongings washed away in the July 28, 2010 floods.

She said she was not contacted when the government carried out the survey of losses suffered by the people.

The woman said her late husband Wajid Ali was killed by unknown dacoits on June 5, 2011 while returning home from a brick kiln in the Azakhel area of the district.

She said she had been looking after her five minor children after losing her husband. The distressed woman said her only source of income was her stitching machine and the meagre amount generated through tailoring was hardly enough for her to feed her orphaned children.

She appealed to Chief Minister Ameer Haider Hoti and Minister for Social Welfare and Woman Development Sitara Ayaz to provide her the Watan Card on the basis of her vulnerability as she had suffered losses during the floods.

Source: The News

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