CM-Earthquake relief

QUETTA: Both Federal and provincial governments were taking all possible measures for assistance and complete rehabilitation of earthquake affectees f Awaran. Open heart cooperation form Punjab province is laudable.

This was stated by Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri while chairing a meeting about assistance provided by Punjab Government for earthquake affectees and internship for youth here Tuesday.

Nawab Zehri said Punjab has always played role of big brother during natural calamities. Balochistan and Federal governments were making coordinated measures for rehabilitation of Awaran quake affectees.

Government of Punjab has provided first instalment of Rupees 222 million handed over to provincial government. Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Sardar Sher Ali Gorchani, provincial Food Minster Bilal Yasin, Senator Agha Shahbaz and others were also present.

At a briefing on the occasion Punjab Deputy Speaker Sher Ali Gorchani told that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has announced special assistance for Awaran Flood affectees. It includes improving quake hit areas, upgradation of district headquarters hospital, agriculture, livestock and technical training for graduate youth.

He told that Punjab Government would continue to play roil fo elder brother till complete rehabilitation of affectees.

Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri thanked Punjab Government cooperation and said we should think rising above provincial level. We all are Pakistanis and if we move forward with this thinking we can better face challenges through our best resources and capabilities.

He appreciated that Punjab chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif personally visited Awaran and took stock of difficulties of people. He aid Balochistan is backward province but if we continue to enjoy support of Punjab and Centre we would soon overcome our difficulties. He also thanked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for announcing special package for Quetta.

Punjab delegation on the occasion handed over a cheque of first instalment of assistance for earthquake affectees of Awaran.