PM is displeased with officials’ failure to provide food at relief camps in Balochistan!
The prime minister’s visit comes as another nine people were killed in rain-related incidents in Balochistan over the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 136, according to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA).
- Rain-related death toll in Balochistan reaches 136.
- 13,535 houses were partially damaged; 3,406 completely destroyed.
- According to Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), among the 136 deceased, 56 were men, 47 children, and 33 women, while 70 people have been injured
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif reached Quetta on a day-long visit on Monday to oversee relief operations in flood-affected areas of Balochistan.
However, the prime minister was displeased with the officials’ failure as he visited the tent city in the Khushnob area of Qila Saifullah District.
He ordered strict action against the provincial administration over negligence in ensuring the availability of food and drinking water at a tent city set up to accommodate the flood victims.
PM Shehbaz Sharif also ordered an increase in the compensation amount for partially or fully destroyed houses to Rs500,000.
PM said that it was our national tragedy that no attention was paid to dams in the country.
The challenge before us is gigantic, but we all have to fight it together, he added.
He also appreciated the restoration and relief efforts of the NHA.
وزیرِ اعظم شہباز شریف خشنوب، ضلع قلعہ سیف اللہ میں سیلاب متاثرین کیلئے قائم کردہ خیمہ بستی چمن میں سیلاب زدہ علاقوں کے دورے کے لئے کوئٹہ پہنچ گئے ۔ راستے میں این ڈی آیم اے چئیرمین نے ریسکیو ریلیف اور امددای کاروائی پہ بریفنگ دی۔#PM_in_Balochistan pic.twitter.com/UWWk8XDDM4
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Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Quddus Bizenjo who accompanied the PM said that the provincial government had ensured the availability of food rations for one month for the tent city.
However, CM Balochistan ensured that an inquiry would be conducted to find out the case of unavailability of food and water at the relief camps.