PM dismays over no food water for flood affectees in Killa Saifullah
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif talking to a flood affectee woman in a tent in Killa Saifullah Balochistan: Photo grabbed from a video provided by APP

Nafi Kakar, Sardar Muhammad Khondai:

KILLA SAIFULLAH, CHAMAN: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was dismayed over the non-availability of food and water in the flood affectees camp in Balochistan’s Killa Saifullah district on Monday. The Prime Minister arrived in Quetta and visited the Killa Saifullah and Chaman districts of Balochistan to review the pace of rescue and relief operations.

“Ensure provision of food to flood affectees today”, Shehbaz Sharif directed the concerned authorities. He asked Chief Minister Mir Quddus Bizenjo to take an action against the officials who demonstrated negligence in terms of the provision of basic facilities in the flood affectees camp.

The Premier entered the tent of flood affectees and spoke with them in Pashto. CM Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo and Pakistan Muslim League (N) Balochistan President, Jamal Shah Kakar also accompanied him

“No food no water, this pained me a lot”, Shehbaz

Mr. Bizenjo, federal minister Maulana Abdul Wasey and other high-ups accompanied the Premier during his visit to the camp. “This pained me a lot when I met affectees without any food and water”, Shehbaz Sharif stated.

The Premier arrived in Balochistan for the second time in the last three days. The death toll in rains and floods-related incidents rose to 142 in Balochistan on Monday evening. Flash floods unleashed by heavy rainfall have played havoc in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan.

“I found so many shortcomings here”, the Premier noted. He said there was no record of the patients at the free medical camps established in the flood-affected areas of Balochistan. Shehbaz Sharif asked Chief Minister Mir Quddus Bizenjo to ensure the record of the patients and take action against those who demonstrated negligence in this regard.

PM visits Chaman, met flood affectees

The Prime Minister also visited Chaman, Pakistan’s bordering city with Afghanistan and met flood-affected people. Addressing the affectees and tribal elders of the area, the Premier said the federal government committed to rehabilitating the flood-affected people.

“Your government stands by you in this hour of trial”, Shehbaz Sharif assured the affected people. He said the government was also paying compensation to the flood-affected people throughout the county.

The premier’s Killa Saifullah and Chaman visit has come two days after his visit to the Jhal Magsi district of Balochistan to meet flood affectees.

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