PM: (PM directs for dropping of relief goods in quake affected areas of Kohistan)


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif has directed that relief goods should be dropped in inaccessible areas of district Kohistan by helicopters.

He issued the directives during a briefing in Dasu on Thursday. 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 12 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.