ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan on Wednesday said the federal government would fully compensate for the losses suffered by the people due to earthquake in Azad Kashmir.
“The government will sit with the Azad Kashmir government and the National Disaster Management Authority to evolve a way forward for the relief and rehabilitation of the quake affected people,” Firdous Ashiq Awan said while talking to the media persons in Mirpur after visiting the Divisional Hospital.
She said 24 people were killed and 400 others wounded in the calamity. She said that 377 people had been discharged after treatment. 15 serious patients were shifted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH).
She assured that the divisional hospital of Mirpur would be provided with all the necessary equipment including the portable X-Ray to treat those wounded in the quake.
The special assistant said she was visiting the quake affected areas on the instruction of Prime Minister Imran Khan and the government fully stood by the quake victims in this hour of trial.
She said compensation would be announced for those killed in the calamity whilst those who suffered losses in the form of damages to their houses and livelihoods would also be compensated.
Firdous Ashiq Awan described the calamity a national tragedy and said all the political parties and different segments of society should stand united to heal the wounds of quake victims.