Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Sarfaraz Bugti talking to reporters in Gwadar: Photo taken from a video shared by DGPR

Behram Baloch:

GWADAR: In the aftermath of the recent rains and floods that have wreaked havoc in Gwadar, Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Sarfraz Ahmed Bugti, assured the people of Balochistan that they would not be left alone in this crisis. Addressing the media following his visit to Gwadar, Chief Minister Bugti reiterated the government’s commitment to stand by its people during these challenging times.

“The people of Balochistan should not feel alone in any crisis,” stated Chief Minister Bugti emphatically in Gwadar. “The Balochistan government stands with its people,” he reiterated in Quetta, underlining the solidarity of the administration with the affected communities.

Drainage Of Gwadar A Pressing Concern

One of the pressing concerns in Gwadar has been the drainage of water from the inundated areas. Chief Minister Bugti assured that the process would be completed by the following day, offering relief to the residents grappling with the aftermath of the natural disaster.

Highlighting the collaborative efforts in the relief and recovery operations, Chief Minister Bugti praised the Pakistan Army soldiers, PDMA staff, and various other institutions for their swift response and deployment of resources to mitigate the crisis. He also commended the resilience and cooperation shown by the people of Gwadar with aid agencies during this difficult period.

The Damage Extensive, Hundreds Of Houses Affected: Bugti

However, the damage caused by the rains and floodwaters has been extensive, with hundreds of houses affected. Chief Minister Bugti acknowledged the scale of destruction and announced the formation of a committee tasked with assessing the damages. This committee aims to compile a comprehensive report within 20 days to facilitate targeted recovery efforts and assistance to the affected families.

As Gwadar grapples with the aftermath of the natural disaster, Chief Minister Bugti’s assurances and proactive measures signal a concerted effort by the government to address the immediate challenges and pave the way for long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts in the region.

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