All out efforts being made to complete rescue operation in quake hit areas: Minhas

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RAWALPINDI:   (Parliament Times)    The AJK Information and Tourism Minister Raja Mushtaq Ahmed Minhas has said that all out efforts are being made to complete the rescue operation in quake hit areas of the state.

In his statement issued here on Wednesday, he said rescue operation is speedily underway in the affected areas. District administration Mirpur, Pak Army and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) carrying out the well coordinated rescue operation.

The Minister told that on the directives of Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan, a committee headed by Senior Member Board of Revenue has been convened to compile the estimate of losses.

He said that all damaged infrastructure would be rehabilitated and losses compensated.

Raja Mushtaq Minhas assured the affectees that their losses would be compensated by the government.

He said electric supply to the majority affected areas has been restored.

The Minister told that 14 kilometer Jattlaan road were badly damaged during the tremor which is being rehabilitated and it will be opened for the light traffic tomorrow.