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
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.