ISLAMABAD, Sep 27 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to provide all necessary assistance to the victims of September 24 earthquake and utilize all possible resources in this regard. 

He gave this direction to Chairman NDMA Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal, who briefed the Prime Minister through telephonic contact in New York and apprised him of the latest situation in the wake of Mirpur earthquake its aftershocks, a press release issued here on Friday said. 

The Prime Minister, while expressing grief over the loss of precious human lives, damages to the properties and suffering of the affected people, also directed that financial assistance be provided on urgent basis, particularly to the families of those who have lost lives due to the earthquake. 

He was also apprised of the details of loss of lives, injuries and damages to properties in the affected areas of districts Mirpur, Bhimber (AJK) and Jhelum in Punjab. 

The Prime Minister further directed that the assessment of the losses may be completed at the earliest possible to provide assistance to the people, restore and reconstruct communication links and services in the areas.