Coordinated efforts afoot for relief to quake victims: NDMA chairman

MIRPUR, Sep 25 (APP):National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Lt. Gen Muhammad Afzal on Wednesday said that coordinated efforts were afoot for relief activities to earthquake-affected people in Mirpur district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

“We have teamed up with the AJK government and the local administration to help them out in relief activities as, when and where required,” he informed media during his visit to quake-affected areas.

He said that Jatlan area was more affected from earthquake where total 14 kilometres roads and 450 houses have been damaged as 25 people lost their lives and 80 were injured.

“Pakistan Government, Army and NDMA are all out for relief activities. However, we are not doing it in isolation, but with the AJK government and district administration as per requirements mentioned by them,” he stated.