Package being prepared for rehabilitation of Mirpur quake victims: prime minister
MIRPUR: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said a package was being prepared for the rehabilitation of earthquake affected people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
He said this during his visit to the District Hospital Mirpur where he also inquired about the health of those wounded in the earthquake.
The prime minister assured to take immediate and every possible steps for the quake victims.
He said he wanted to visit the quake affected areas at the earliest but he faced delay in his return from the US.
Imran Khan said he shared and felt the pain of the quake victims.
Earlier, a meeting chaired by PM Imran Khan was also briefed about the deaths and damages caused by earthquake in Azad Kashmir. The meeting was also informed about the relief measures and the strategy for rehabilitation of quake victims.
AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Kashmir Affairs Ali Amin Gandapur and the Chairman National Disaster Management Authority attended the meeting.
On Sept 25, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Jawed Bajwa had visited the earthquake affected areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K) and ongoing damage repair efforts at Jatlan Canal Road.
“Normalcy should be restored with speed rendering full assistance to civil administration and taking best possible care of the affected population,” the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) had quoted the army chief as saying.
At least 30 people had died and hundreds other are injured as a result of 5.8 magnitude earthquake in different areas of Pakistan, specially in Azad Kashmir.
This was reported by local media. The epicenter of the quake was near Jhelum.