Rescue operation underway in quake-hit areas in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has established Forward Operating Bases at Khuzdar and Bela for well planned and suitable logistic support for the earthquake affected people in different areas of Pakistan.

A spokesman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said that these bases are functioning round the clock in coordination with the Army and District Administration.

NDMA has also deputed its officers at Awaran‚ Bela and Khuzdar to coordinate the relief activities with the District Administration and Army.

Besides sending relief items through road‚ NDMA is also coordinating C-130 and helicopter sorties for air dropping of food packs.

Balochistan Government has established a committee comprising of army‚ civil administration and notables of the affected areas for transparent distribution of relief goods to the affectees.

So far 12‚275 ration food packs‚ 16‚735 tents‚ 6‚160 blankets‚ 1‚700 plastic bags‚ 300 mosquito nets‚ 13‚900 water bottles and 3 tons of miscellaneous food items have reached to earthquake affected areas of Balochistan.

Meanwhile‚ National Disaster Management Authority’s Member Operations‚ Brig. Kamran Zia visited Awaran where he was briefed about relief and rescue operations in the earthquake affected areas.

He‚ along with General Officer Commanding 33 Division Major General‚ Shamraiz‚ also visited the injured persons under treatment at district hospital of Awaran.

 

 

 

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Balochistan Earth quake on 28 September

Awaran Earth quake

Earth quake in Pakistan

Rescue operations

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