PM to visit Awaran soon

September 29, 2013 Off By Web Desk

QUETTA: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif would soon visit earthquake hit area of Awaran shortly. He would announce comprehensive development package for the area.

This was stated by Balochistan Chief Secretary Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad while chairing a meeting here Sunday. DG PDMA hafiz Abdul Basit briefed the meeting on ongoing activities for earthquake hit people.

Chief Secretary Said government was striving to extend assistance to each and every affected people so that no one is left with temporary shelter, food, drinking water and treatment facility. He said relief activities were going on in affected areas in an effective, coordinated and organized manner. Financial resources and best use of human resources has been ensured. These are fat better than steps taken in the past during natural calamities.

He said Balochistan Chief Minister is present in Awaran for the last three days supervising relief activities personally. He has also carried our several visits of the area. He said government has full support of Pakistan Army, FC, Federal government, NDMA and other provinces for relief activities while Edhi Trust and other NGOs were also engaged in relief activities at their levels. It has made possible immediate assistance to earthquake hit people in far flung areas.

He said resources for treatment, tents and other necessary items and all this process was going on nicely.

Chief Secretary said at present no need was being felt for appeal to international assistance. However Balochistan Chief Minister would take a final decision in this regard.

He said after rescue and relief phase, second important phase would be of rehabilitation and reconstruction which would be taken as challenge. A comprehensive strategy would be evolved for rehabilitation of people of affected areas and reconstruction.

He said Prime Minister, Army would be requested to extend assistance for development of means of communication and Cadet College which would be of fundamental significance for the overall development of the area.

He said offices of Commissioner and RPO Kalat have been shifted to Awaran for supervision of relief activities and making them still more coordinated.