Earthquake relief : Shah visits Awaran, assures full support to affectees

Sindh CM Qaim Ali Shah and opposition leader in NA Khurshid Shah visited quake-hit areas. PHOTO:

Sindh CM Qaim Ali Shah and opposition leader in NA Khurshid Shah visited quake-hit areas. File Photo.

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah visited Balochistan and took an aerial view of the devastation caused by earthquake in Awaran on Friday.

The Balochistan government in order to ascertain the actual losses of the disaster is conducting a survey of damage caused by the earthquake, and more aid would start pouring in as soon as that is completed, said Qaim Ali Shah while talking to media persons.

He handed over a cheque of fifty million rupees as financial aid to the CM Balochistan, and announced for donating of five thousand tents, as well as more medical aid for the victims.

The chief minister added that Sindh government had already dispatched many trucks, carrying relief goods of food items and medicines for the Baloch brothers. “We have good relations with the people of Balochistan, and commonly visit each other,” he said.

Expressing grief over the devastation and loss of precious lives and properties due to the earthquake, Shah said that he came to Balochistan to get first hand information about the losses, and to comfort the Baloch people in time of need. “We are informed that about 300 causalities have been caused and more than 500 people injured,” he said. “Sindh government shall extend all assistance to its counterpart in Balochistan following the completion of the survey. It will do all that has been asked by CM Balochistan”.

He also informed about the relief camps set up by the NGOs and civil society of Sindh to help the Baloch brethren. “Many philanthropist, the people, and organisations have established relief camps in Karachi, and other cities of Sindh to collect the relief goods, and to dispatch them in this difficult time,” he added.

The leader of opposition in the National Assembly, Khursheed Shah also accompanied the chief minister. While talking to journalists, he expressed his condolences over the loss of lives, and offered full support. “The PPP has always stood with the people in difficult times to reciprocate their old affiliation with the party,” he said.

Source: Daily Times

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