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KPK govt releases Rs3 billion for quake affected districts

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Saturday released Rs3 billion for October 26 earthquake affected districts of the province for payment of compensation to quake victims through special counters of National Bank.

Special Assistant to Chief Minister KPK for Information and Higher Education Mushtaq Ghani in a statement issued here said that special counters of national bank have been established in 12 quake affected districts that would pay compensation amount to the victims and complete the process in 30 days.

He informed that Rs20 million was provided to district administration Nowshera, Rs40 to district administration Kohistan and Rs10 million to district Commissioner Battagram, adding the amount would be spend on relief activities.

He said the provincial government is taking pragmatic measures to support the quake victims and for this purpose all government machinery and supporting agencies are playing their due role.

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He said that officials of PDMA, Pakistan Army and local representatives are activitly engaged in relief activities so that the quake victims could resettle before the start for extreme could season.

Mushtaq said that KPK government has deployed rescue teams in inaccessible areas where relief operations are in full swing, adding that officials of PDMA and provincial government’s departmentare monitoring the relief operations and update the government about every situation.

He said the government stands united with the quake affected people and committed to utilizing all available resources till the rehabilitation of each and every quake victim.

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The KPK Government spokesman further said that assess of losses is also being ascertained by teams of PDMA and relevant departments, he however advised the affected people to contact PDAM on emergency numbers or relevant departments if the survey teams couldn’t reach them due to any reason.

Source: APP

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