PM not happy with relief Op in Balochistan, Qila Saifullah civil officers made O.S.D.

Monsoon rains, floods kill 136 in Balochistan:PDMA


Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif visited Balochistan on Monday and showed his displeasure on the ongoing relief operations in Qila Saifullah.

On his orders, Balochistan Chief Minister made civil officers of Qila district officer on special duty O.S.D.

He said that federal government along with province government will provide relief to the flood hit areas.

He was talking to the media persons during his visit to a tent village in Khusnoob area of Qilla Saifullah on Monday.

Shehbaz Sharif said payment of compensation has immediately been started to the flood affected people.

He said the federal government is disbursing one million rupees to the heirs of those who lost their loved ones in the calamity. Balochistan government will also extend the same compensation to the bereaved families. He said financial assistance will also be provided to the injured.

The Prime Minister said five hundred thousand rupees will be given to those whose houses were completely destroyed whilst assistance of two hundred thousand rupee will be given for the partially damaged houses.

Shehbaz Sharif said a joint survey will also be conducted to assess the damages caused by the floods to crops, livestock and the infrastructure. He assured that compensation will also be given to the people who lost their crops and livestock whilst infrastructure damaged by the floods will also be repaired.

The Prime Minister took serious notice of non-provision of ration in the tent village. He directed the authorities concerned to ensure provision of ration and water to the flood affected people.

Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Quddus Bizenjo said directions had been issued to the authorities for provision of ration and water to the people in tent village. Suspending the Deputy Commissioner, Tehsildar and the concerned officials of PDMA over their negligence, he said an inquiry will also be conducted into the matter. He assured that the ration will be provided to the affected people on daily basis.

Monsoon rains, floods kill 136 in Balochistan

According to the Balochistan Disaster Management Authority, the death toll due to torrential rains and floods in the province has reached 136 as 9 more people were killed due to the wreaked havoc on parts of Balochistan. The majority of deaths were reported in Bolan, Quetta, Zhob, Dukki, and Khuzdar.

As per the PDMA data, people who lost their lives in the recent heavy rains and floods include 56 men, 33 women, and 47 children.

The floodwaters swept away houses and people’s belongings and flood-hit people are also facing a shortage of food and water.

In Rawalakot, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), at least 10 people died and four others were injured in a house roof collapsed incident amid merciless torrential rains.