JACOBABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif arrived here on Saturday to visit flood-affected areas in Balochistan to review rescue, relief and rehabilitation measures.
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) officers, Chief Secretary of Balochistan and NDMA Chairman, Lt. Gen. Akhtar Nawaz briefed the Prime Minister on rescue, relief efforts and rehabilitation in flood-affected areas of the province, the PM Office Media Wing said.
The Prime Minister took an aerial view of Goth Ali Mardan Shambani in Jhal Magsi district and other affected areas to assess the losses and the Chief Secretary of Balochistan during the flight briefed him on the flood situation and relief operations. He stopped at the village of Shambani and met the people affected by the floods.
The Prime Minister ordered the establishment of a medical camp and the provision of medicine for the affected village.
He also ordered the assignment of a veterinarian for the livestock and asked the authorities to immediately provide two boats and rations for the villages and to speed up the relief activities.
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Balochistan’s Chief Secretary immediately dispatched additional teams for relief activities in flood-hit areas.
Speaking to the media, the prime minister said he came to Balochistan to assess casualties in affected areas including Quetta, Zhob, Chaman, Killa Saifullah, Loralai and Lasbella.
The prime minister had held a meeting with the chief ministers and chief secretaries of the provinces a few days ago in Islamabad and decided on the relief measures.