ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Special Assistant on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan has said on Wednesday that the quake victims will not be left alone and they will be helped to rebuild their damaged homes.
Talking to the journalists in Jatlan town of Mirpur district along with NDMA Chairman Muhammad Afzal, the special assistant also said that all the institutions including the federal and Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) governments will work in a coordinated manner to effectively address the problems of quake victims.
She also promised to rebuild 4,500 houses but said the government and NDMA’s first priority is rescue and relief work. We will also make sure that all the NDMA supplies are distributed fairly,” she added.
NDMA, Pak Army playing vital role in relief to quake victims
She said the NDMA and Pakistan Army are playing an important role in provision of relief to the quake victims.
“We will support your institutions, strengthen them and facilitate you, she vowed, adding that there is an AJK SDMA, which is going to become a partner of the NDMA. A parallel structure won’t be put in place,” she assured.
The special assistant said that though there is no price on human life and no amount of money that can compensate for the loss of life, the government will facilitate these people and an assessment is under way to see how much money can be given to them. “The prime minister will give the final figures today, she added.
She also announced that everyone injured in the earthquake, irrespective of the extent of their injuries, will be compensated.
On the occassion, NDMA Chairman
Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal said that food items including flour, sugar, ghee and rice will be provided to thousands of families in earthquake-affected areas today (Wednesday).
Afzal has said that the NDMA is working to provide supplies to families and the quake victims are being provided with tents, blankets and food items including flour, sugar, ghee and rice. He also said these items will reach people this evening.
He also informed that at least 25 people were killed and 459 injured
in Tuesday’s earthquake, while 450 houses also has been destroyed in the earthquake. “160 people are facing severely injury and 292 are minor injured, however, eight of them have been shifted in the PIMS hospital.