PM directs early provision of tents, medicine in quake-hit Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani Wednesday directed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to provide tents, blankets, medicine and food items to the earthquake hit areas in Balochistan.Talking to Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raeesani, Chief Minister Balochistan at the PM House, the Prime Minister expressed concern over the yesterday’s earthquake that hit the South Western region of Balochistan.He assured complete support of the federal government in case of any  mergency.

The Prime Minister said he had also directed the law enforcement agencies to keep in contact with the provincial government for relief activities.The Prime Minister said development of Balochistan was key to the progress and prosperity of Pakistan. The country is facing economic challenges which would be overcome by taking all political forces on board, he added.He said despite financial constraints, no cut had been made to the development budget of Balochistan.The Chief Minister apprised the Prime Minister about the damages in the quake hit areas. He said according to the initial assessment, not much damage was caused due to earthquake – APP