MUZAFFARABAD, (Parliament Times): Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan on Monday directed the authorities concerned to start immediate rescue operation in the rains affected areas of the state.
The Prime Minister in his telephonic conversation with Minister State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) Ahmed Raza Qadri, directed him to accelerate rescue and relief activities in the rain and snow hit areas of Azad Kashmir. He directed the SDMA to collaborate with the relevant departments and rush to the far-flung remote areas of the state to provide relief to the affectees at the earliest. Raja Farooq Haider also issued directives the administration to provide all possible assistance to the affectees stuck in their areas due to torrential rains and heavy snowfall. He also ordered to ensure that sufficient resources such as food, medicines, blankets and other basic necessities of life are available in affected areas. The Prime Minister also directed to the Deputy Commissioners of the affected districts to speed up their rescue operations to minimize the vulnerabilities of the people.