Rescue, relief operations on a war footing in Nee-lum Valley



Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) State Disaster Management Author-ity with assistance of Pakistan Army is fully en-gaged in rescue and relief operation at avalanche and land slide affected areas of Neelum Valley.
Director Operation, SDMA Saeed Qureshi talk-ing to private news channel said the relief and res-cue operation is going on at war footing in the af-fected areas of country following heavy rains and Snow.
Soon after the incident, the prime minister had directed the NDMA, the military and all the federal ministers to provide humanitarian assistance on an emergency basis to the affected people in AJK , he added.
“In order to keep the survivors alive, we have to rush essential supplies to them on a war footing,” he said.
He said food items, medicine, blankets, warm clothes are being provided to the affected people through helicopter sorties.
He added that Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan was personally overseeing the relief work being con-ducted in the province. “We are doing everything we can within the resources available to us,” he said, adding, work is being done to restore access to far-flung areas of Balochistan.—APP

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