Spade work is in full swing on rehabilitation of roads and bridges in Chitral


Peshawar: The spade work is in full swing on rehabilitation of roads and bridges that have been swept in the ongoing torrential rains and flash roads. Besides, affectees of floods are being given relief goods in order to lessen their hardships.

On Friday Deputy Commission Chitral Aminul Haq and Col. Jamal of Pak Army supervised the rehabilitation work on Mastooj Bridge in Chitral district. A temporary wooden bridge was placed there to facilitate the people.

It may be mentioned here that after the fresh floods swept away the Reshoon Bridge the upper area of Chitral were cut off from the rest of the district. The Pak Army in coordination with the district administration is sweeping debris from the roads and rehabilitating the bridges.

Speaking to media-men on this occasion, Col. Jamal of Pak Army said that civil administration and his organization were busy in rehabilitating the broken bridges, roads and affectees of floods.

He also dispelled the impression that only Pak Army was doing the rehabilitation and relief activities. He said the rehabilitation work and provision of relief goods was jointly being done by the civil and military organizations. He said that it was being done in a fully coordinated manner.

He said in other areas contractors were engaged for such works where in Chitral which was a distant hilly area where there were no contractors so the Pak Army had to help the civil administration in rehabilitating the flood affectees. He said that Deputy Commissioner Chitral and other concerned officers were busy day and night.

Meanwhile, Vice Chancellor Abdul Wali Khan University dispatched two vehicles loaded with relief goods. He has also donated his salary of one month for the flood affected people. However, D.C. Chitral, Aminul Haq distributed relief goods among the affectees. Mohammad Shafique Khan, Assistant Director PDMA was also present on the occasion.