DASU: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif says the implementation of relief package announced by him for the welfare of earthquake affected people has started.
Addressing affected families at Dasu in District Kohistan on Thursday, he said the federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments are paying six hundred thousand rupees each to the legal of those killed by the earthquake. One hundred thousand rupees each are being paid to the injured.
Two hundred thousand rupees each will be paid to those whose houses have been completely destroyed and one hundred thousand rupees each to the partially damaged.
He said the affected people will be provided all necessary relief goods, including tents, blankets and food items.
He announced that relief goods will be dropped through helicopters in the inaccessible areas.
He expressed sympathy with the bereaved families.
Earlier addressing the briefing , Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif directed that relief goods should be dropped in inaccessible areas of district Kohistan by helicopters.
He directed to immediately provide tents, blankets, food items and medicines to the affected families.
He said heavy machinery should also be sent to Kohistan to open roads.
The Prime Minister was informed that twelve people were killed in Kohistan due to the earthquake. The quake also damaged houses and infrastructure.
On this occasion, Chief Minister Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak said Deputy Commissioner has the financial powers of the Chief Minister in such critical situation. He expressed displeasure over the performance of Deputy Commissioner Kohistan.
Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid was also present on the occasion.