Govt announces Rs 1.2 b relief package for AJK earthquake victims

ISLAMABAD, Sep 30 (APP):The federal government on Monday announced a relief package of Rs 1.2 billion for the people of earthquake affected areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), including Mirpur and surrounding areas.

The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting held here at the Parliament House.

Talking to the media after the meeting, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said the government was fully resolved to serve the people, which was evident from the fact that Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the earthquake-hit areas soon after returning from the United States, where he addressed the Nations General Assembly session.

Sharing details of the relief package, she said Rs 5 million each would be given to the heirs of deceased as compensation. Similarly, Rs 2 million would be disbursed for the construction of a completely damaged and Rs 1 million for the partially damaged house whereas Rs 50,000 would be given for a mud house.