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Balochistan MPAs want complete relief for quake affectees

The lawmakers in the Balochistan Assembly session emphasised the need for complete relief and rehabilitation for the people of Awaran and Kech who were affected by earthquake.
The session started with Speaker Mir Jan Muhammad Jamali in chair on Saturday. It was not a day of official proceedings.
Speaking on a point of order, Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl MPA Shahida Rauf expressed her grief over life and property loss in Awaran and Kech. She also raised voice against inefficient polio campaigns in the province.
JUI-F MPA Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran demanded that the government construct quake-proof houses for people in areas where earthquake were reported.
Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party MPA Manzoor Kakar showed his sympathy with the quake-affected people and demanded that the government ensure standard vaccine in anti-polio drives.
PkMAP MPA Hamid Achakzai sought relief measures for the victims. He said that it was observed that 10-year-old boys were assigned duty to administer polio vaccine to kids.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MPA Mir Dastagir Badini said that earthquake played havoc at a large scale in Awaran, seeking relief and rehabilitation for the affectees. He said that polio virus was reported in Afghan refugees living in Balochistan.
PML-N MPA Sardar Dur Muhammad Nasar announced Rs 100,000 aid for quake-affectees.
National Party MPA Rahmat Baloch praised Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for extending financial cooperation for victims of earthquake and announcing jobs for the unemployed engineers and graduates of Awaran.
Other MPAs who also underlined the need for complete relief and rehabilitation of people of Awaran and Kech suffered losses in earthquake, among them, Prince Ahmed Ali, Mir Izhar Hussain Khosa, Yasmin Lehri, William Barkat and Mir Khalid Langov.
National Party leader Nawab Khan Shahwani thanked Shahbaz Sharif for announcing jobs for the jobless youth of Awaran.
PkMAP leader Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal said that roads have been cleared for rescue teams to reach quake-stricken areas of Awaran.
Meanwhile, the assembly sitting was adjourned for 10 minutes during the speeches of the legislators when earthquake shocks were felt at 12:34pm.
Later, the speaker adjourned the session until October 1.



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