PESHAWAR, Oct 28 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif
on Wednesday was given a briefing about the loss of lives and
infrastructure damages in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during his visit to the
provincial capital.
The Prime Minister arrived here on a day-long visit to
personally oversee the relief measures taken in the aftermath of
the earthquake. At the Governor House here, the Chief Secretary KPK apprised
the Prime Minister that 222 persons lost their lives and 1697 were
injured in the province, while 8,453 houses were damaged.
The Prime Minister was told that the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) in coordination with National Disaster Management Authority
(NDMA) was carrying out relief work in the affected areas.
The Prime Minister was updated that relief goods had been sent
to Shangla, Upper and Lower Dir, Torghur, Swat, Malakand and Boner.
Also, 1,000 food packets have been sent to Chitral besides
distribution of 2,000 tents, 2,000 blankets and 2,000 mats among the
affectees.Governor KPK Sardar Mehtab Abbasi and officials of KPK
government were present.
The Prime Minister is also scheduled to visit Chitral later in the day.