AJK CS reviews progress on ongoing rescue & relief operation in quake-hit areas

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MIRPUR:    (Parliament Times)     The Chief Secretary Azad Jammu and Kashmir Mathar Niaz Rana on Thursday presided over a high-level meeting to review the progress of ongoing rescue and relief operation in quake hit areas of Mirpur division.

All secretaries, head of the departments and other high-ranking civil and military officials attended the meeting.

The meeting decided to expedite the rescue, relief and rehabilitation work in the affected areas through effective institutional coordination mechanism for which a Central Control Room has been setup in the office of Commissioner Mirpur Division.

Commissioner Mirpur Division Chauhdary Muhammad Tayyab has been made the focal person to supervise the ongoing rescue, relief and rehabilitation program in the affected areas. He will daily update the latest situation to media at 04:00pm.

Separate committees were also convened for rescue, relief and rehabilitation work in the quake hit areas. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Secretary Mathar Niaz Rana said that all out efforts are being made to minimize the sufferings of the affectees.

He said Prime Minster Raja Farooq Haider Khan himself monitoring the rescue, relief and rehabilitation work and he has directed to utilize all available resources for the early rehabilitation of the quake affectees.

The Chief Secretary directed the Assessment Committees to immediately compile the building losses.

He also directed to the Commissioner Mirpur Division to prepare complete documentation of rescue, relief and rehabilitation programs so that timely reports can be sent to the federal government and other organizations.

Meanwhile, Chief Secretary visited Divisional Hospital Mirpur to inquire after injured persons where he directed Secretary Health Major General Tahir Sardar and Director General Health Sardar Aftab Ahmed Khan to immediately take over the newly constructed 250 bedded Divisional hospital Mirpur and shift the injured indoor patients to the new building for better treatment.