PM orders accelerated rescue, relief operation in rain-affected areas
July 7, 2022 07:39 PM
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Thursday directed the authorities concerned to accelerate rescue and relief efforts in the areas affected by heavy rains and floods in different parts of the country, particularly Balochistan.
The prime minister expressed grief over the loss of life and properties caused by the rains and consequent floods. He asked the chief ministers of the provinces to prioritize the provision of assistance to the rain and flood affected people, besides personally supervising the operation.
He also directed the National Disaster Management Authority and provincial disaster management authorities to speed up the emergency measures in coordination with the provincial governments and relevant departments.
He also instructed the relevant departments to accelerate relief and rescue operation in Quetta, Qila Saifullah, Zhob, Pishin, Harnai, Khushnub, Qamaruddin, Muslim Bagh and other affected areas.
He also called for providing immediate relief to the people who had lost their houses due to the heavy rains.
The prime minister also called for a better coordination to carry out relief and rescue operation in Sindh, particularly Karachi and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan besides providing the best medical facilities to the injured and the relocation of the affected people to the safe areas.
He asked the authorities concerned to carry out a survey of the affected areas so that a mechanism could be developed for compensation to the affected people.
The prime minister also asked the ministers and the parliamentarians to ensure coordination in the rescue and relief efforts in the affected areas.
Separately, Prime Minister Shehbaz assured the Government of Balochistan of federal government’s all possible support to help overcome the losses caused by the heavy rains in the province.
The prime minister, in a meeting with Chief Minister of Balochistan Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, said the development of Balochistan was aming his government’s priorities.
During the meeting, they discussed the overall political situation particularly the matters pertaining to Balochistan.