Prime Minister's announcement of aid for those killed and injured due to rains

Prime Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif announced Rs 20 lakh for the families of those who died in the recent rains and Rs 5 lakh for the injured.

The Prime Minister said that the damage caused by the rain will be resolved and the assistance will continue until the resettlement of the victims, it is the duty of the government to serve the people, the owners of the houses that were completely destroyed will be compensated with 7.5 lakh rupees.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif visited Gwadar, which was affected by the recent stormy rains, a day after taking oath as the Prime Minister on Tuesday. On this occasion, Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Sarfraz Bugti welcomed the Prime Minister. During the flight, the Prime Minister briefed NDMA Chairman Lt. Gen. Inam Haider Malik on the damage caused by the recent stormy rains in Gwadar and South Balochistan and the ongoing relief operations.

The Prime Minister was also given a detailed briefing on the damage and measures to help the victims in other parts of the country. The Prime Minister directed that a system be developed for early detection of natural calamities through modern technology and satellites, restoration of affected communication infrastructure and a detailed assessment of damage to private properties should be submitted soon, assistance to the victims of the recent stormy rains. A comprehensive plan should be prepared and presented for rehabilitation. No effort should be spared in the rescue and assistance of the victims.

Later, the Prime Minister distributed relief materials and checks to the victims in the camp set up for the victims. On this occasion, a detailed briefing was given to the Prime Minister about the damages caused by the rains. The Prime Minister was told that 3100 houses were affected in Gwadar, 125 in Jeewani, 25 in Pasni, 260 in Sansar due to recent rains. 93 houses were completely destroyed and 200 animals were damaged by the rains. 19 affected highways have been restored. Aid supplies were delivered to remote areas by Navy and Balochistan government helicopters. Medical camps were set up by the army and civil institutions to provide medical facilities to the victims.

On this occasion, Prime Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif while talking to the victims and the media said that on February 26, stormy rains wreaked havoc in Gwadar and other parts of Balochistan. Thank God, there was no loss of life in Gwadar, 5 people died in Balochistan. We express our sympathy and condolences to his family. We pray for the speedy recovery of the injured.

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