PDMA criticized for delayed response to rescue 4 people died in Quetta
Protest against PDMA Balochistan outside Quetta Press Club: Photo provided by the author

Manan Mandokhail:


Political workers and heirs of the four people died in a well the other in Quetta strongly criticized the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) for its delayed response to rescue the victims. At least four people died in a well on Quetta’s Sariab Road the other day.

The protesters claimed that PDMA’s rescue team reached four hours after the incident. “When the team reached, it had no equipment to trace the victims”, Ghullam Nabi Marri said. Mr. Marri is the central leader of the Balochistan National Party (BNP).

Protesters were carrying placards and banners against the PDMA

The protesters were carrying placards and banner inscribed with slogans demanding justice for the broken family members. “Now, there is only one young man to look after 25 family members”, Mr. Marri lamented. He demanded of the Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo to announce a special financial support for the heirs of the victims.

The protesters were also chanting slogans against the PDMA and provincial government for their failure to ensure timely response in saving the precious human lives. “PDMA should be questioned and the responsible officers should be brought to justice”, Ghullam Nabi Marri demanded.

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