Rana Mathar reviews relief and rehabilitation activities in flood-hit areas

MUZAFFARABAD:   (Parliament Times)     Chief Secretary Azad Jammu and Kashmir Mathar Niaz Rana has convened a high level meeting at flash flood hit Lesswa Neelum today (Sunday) to review the progress of relief and rehabilitation activities.

Additional Chief Secretary (Development), Senior Member Board of Revenue, Secretary Finance, Secretary Disaster Management Authority, Secretary Health and Secretaries of other relevant departments and other high ranking officials will attend the meeting.

The meeting would also be attended by the members and representatives of Nongovernmental Organizations; Islamic Relief International, ICRC, Summer Foundation, KORT Mirpur and others.

The cloud burst in Lesswa village of Neelum had caused massive destruction resulting into the loss of 19 precious human lives, damages to over 67 residential houses, 34 shops, 3 mosques, 12 water mills and others.

Azad Jammu and Kashmir government while responding the natural calamity immediately provided food, nonfood and other basic necessities of life to the affectees.

AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan who is in abroad remained in constant contact with the relevant authorities to effectively rehabilitate the victims.

The Chief Secretary also directed special instructions to the concerned departments for immediate efforts to restore damaged infrastructure.

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