No one is allowed to loot relief goods: ISPR


Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asim Bajwa on Monday said no one would be allowed to loot caravans carrying relief goods for earthquake affectees.
Briefing reporters in his office, he said the Pakistan Army has right to defend itself in case of disruption rescue operation.
“Any attack from the terrorists on relief and rescue operation conducted by us would be treated as assault against army,” the ISPR DG added. He said that Pak Army is only doing rescue and relief operation in the calamity hit Baluchistan.
He said that the earthquake played havoc in Awaran district on large scale where some 100,000 people were dislodged out of which 476 persons were dead and 435 were injured. Similarly about 20,000 houses were damaged. Almost all the affectees have been provided first aid at least one time.
He said that there is no truth in the reports that the people had refused to take the relief goods owing to fear of terrorists. These kinds of news items were totally baseless, he added.