Rescue, relief operations in Balochistan reviewed


Chief Secretary Balochistan Abdul Aziz Aqeeli said the recent rains and floods have caused widespread destruction claiming lives of 163 people, mostly women and children, besides damaging houses, crops, roads and bridges.

He expressed these views while addressing the meeting attended by the representatives of international and domestic, relief and welfare organizations including WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR, Food and Agriculture Organization, World Food Programme, Mercy Corps, Muslim Hands, Helping Hand, Qatar Charity, Traqhi Foundation, Islamic Relief, Selani Trust and BRSP here at CS office on Thursday.

CS apprised the meeting that on account of torrential rains and floods, the province remained cut off with the rest of the country for quite some days, however the government, by utilizing the available resources, restored the road connectivity.—APP

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