44,179 tents, 52,885 blankets, medicines etc distributed in quake hit areas: NDMA
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with other agencies has distributed 44,179 tents, 52,885 blankets, medicines and other equipment in earthquake hit areas.
According to consolidated figures of the relief operation, damages and other losses issued by NDMA, Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMAs), Pakistan Army and other relief agencies have distributed 787.69 tonnes of food packs, 62,000 plastic mats, 14,000 Tarpaulins, 14 tonnes of bottled water, 49 water filtration plants and 11 generators in earthquake hit areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
As many as 25,619 tents have been distributed in KP; 6,560 in FATA; 400 in GB; 10,000 in Punjab and 1,600 tents have been distributed in earthquake hit areas of Balochistan.
The earthquake claimed 271 lives, with 2,141 getting injured, while 36,710 houses were damaged.
According to data, 225 people died, 1776 were injured and 27,060 houses were damaged in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In FATA, 29 people died, 209 were injured and 570 houses were damaged. In Gilgit-Baltistan, 10 people died, 61 got injured while 570 houses were damaged.
In Punjab, five people died and 80 were injured, while 20 houses were damaged. In Azad Jammu and Kashmir, two people lost their lives, 15 were injured while 22 houses were damaged.
ARMY EXPEDITES RELIEF, RESCUE ACTIVITIES IN QUAKE-HIT AREAS:
Pakistan Army has further expedited relief and rescue operations in earthquake hit areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa and FATA.
The army teams along with civil administration continued relief operations for the seventh consecutive day in Swat, Dir, Buner, Shangla, Chitral, Bajaur, Khyber, Kurram, Orakzai Agency and other areas devastated by earthquake, according to a press release issued by ISPR on Sunday.
More than 50 relief camps established by Army are providing free food and non-food items to the affectees.
Pakistan Army is distributing food packets, tents, and blankets to the residents in affected areas. Army’s special medical teams have also provided free treatment to more than 2,000 patients including women and children. Army Aviation helicopters evacuated six patients and delivered more than five tonnes of ration and tents in the earthquake affected areas.
Army engineers cleared slides and boulders on Lowari Tunnel-Darosh Road, Behrain Kalam Road and Kalam to Utroor Road opening them for the traffic.
The army is also assisting civil administration in carrying out damage assessment survey. Army has employed 1,326 teams to expedite the survey process so that early payment can be made to owners of damaged houses.
PAKISTAN NAVY’S RELIEF ACTIVITIES:
While continuing with the humanitarian relief efforts, Pakistan Navy’s relief teams have reached out to far flung areas in KP and FATA including Bajaur Agency.
Navy’s Forward Relief Response Centre, established and activated at Swat, is continuing with its relief efforts distributing relief goods amongst earthquake affectees at Village PonaTalai, Tehsil SalarZai. Another Pakistan Navy relief team visited villages of Banjar and Palana, Tehsil Alipuri of Shangla district and distributed relief goods amongst the people affected by the earthquake.
A total of 22 tonnes of relief goods transported through Pakistan Navy’s Fokker Aircraft and trucks have been distributed amongst the affectees so far. A tranche of 7 tonness of Pakistan Navy’s relief goods reached Swat yesterday through two special sorties of Pakistan Navy aircraft. Navy’s medial teams comprising female doctors and paramedical staff have also been providing medical assistance to the earthquake affectees.
A close coordination is also being maintained with the district administration and NDMA for better management of relief efforts and reaching out to the affectees.