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     June 27,  2015



CM directs to conduct complete survey of losses in Upper Dir

Chitral Times Report

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has directed the Divisional Administration of Malakand to conduct a complete survey of the losses of lives and properties that occurred due to flash-flood in Upper Dir district on last Thursday evening. Seeking comprehensive report of the losses, the Chief Minister announced that the provincial government would undertake every possible relief and rehabilitation measures for the victims of the devastated natural calamity. He assured that the roads and other infrastructure of basic amenities would also be fully restored.

The Chief Minister also formed a three-member committee to ascertain the damages and asked it to present its recommendations to compensate the losses of human lives and repair or reconstruct the affected infrastructure. The committee was comprised of the Member provincial Assembly, Muhammad Ali Shah, Deputy Commissioner of Dir and the Director General of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority.

Mr. Khattak once again contacted the administrations of Malakand and Dir on Saturday and inquired about the damages as well as relief and rehabilitation activities being carried out in the flood-hit areas on his earlier directives.
He directed the district authorities to take all out efforts for restoring the suspended communication link of the affected areas with rest of the country. He particularly ordered to temporarily restore the damaged road from Biyar to Patrak on priority bases and suggest measures for early reconstruction of the much needed road. He also directed the provincial relief authorities to utilize all available resources for the relief and rehabilitation of the affected people and provide them food and shelter until their permanent and satisfactory rehabilitation.

The Chief Minister also expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the tragic incident and said that the provincial government would never allow the other victims of the calamity to face the sufferings alone in this hour of trial.


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