Govt evolves health emergency response plan for victims of Indian shelling


Islamabad: The AJK government has evolved a health emergency response plan for hospitals especially those located near the Line of Control to meet any possible contingency arising out of Indian shelling on civil population.  
The decision was taken at a high level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Raja Farooq   Haider Khan here on Friday. The meeting attended by Speaker Legislative Assembly Shah Ghulam Qadir, Senior Minister Ch. Tariq Farooq, members of the cabinet, Chief Secretary, MLAs and heads of different departments reviewed the current situation along the Line of Control (LoC) after unprovoked Indian firing on civilians and decided to provide full medical facilities, shelters and all necessary facilities to the affectees of Indian firing.
The Prime Minister directed the all relevant government departments to be alert for any emergency response required to tackle the situation. He also directed to ensure all medical facilities, medicines, availability of doctors and paramedical staff in all hospitals for  the victims of Indian firing.
The meeting decided to Prepare alternative protected routes in Neelum Valley  for local population.50 % subsidy on flour at 58 depots in Bhimber, Kotli, Nelum,Hattian,Kahuta and Ponch districts  for affectees was also approved, the meeting directed the districts administration to ensure the provision of tents, blankets and other items to the affectees. The meeting also discussed highly provocative and aggressive attitude being displayed by India along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir and noted that the Pakistan Army is fully capable of defending the country.
While addressing the meeting the Prime Minister said that the recent mobilization of the freedom movement in Kashmir had frustrated India which was now targeting innocent civilians, attacking ambulances and violating international laws.
He said India was purposely doing all this to divert world attention from its crimes in the valley where it used pellet guns to blind, injure the Kashmiris and killed dozens of them after a new spirit of freedom among the people of the occupied Kashmir. The meeting also paid tribute to the innocent citizens who lost their lives in the hands of Indian aggression at LoC and praised Pakistan Army for giving a befitting reply to India. Prime Minister said that India would do inconceivable harm to itself if it ever tried to commit aggression against Pakistan.  He said a tit for tat reply would be given to any action by the Indian forces.