AJK govt declares Neelum, leepa valleys calamity hit areas

P.N. Report
MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK)
government on Saturday declared the recent heavy snowfall hit
Neelum, Leepa valleys and Bhedi of district Haveli, the calamity
hit areas.
In view of the heavy human as well as materialistic losses in the
land, snow-slide stricken affected areas, the Prime Minister Raja
Farooq Haider Khan accorded approval of declaring these as
calamity hit and appointed Commissioner Muzaffarabad
Division as Relief Commissioner.
The Prime Minister directed the authorities concerned to
consider the weather situation while planning the rescue and
relief operations in these areas.
He also directed to accelerate the relief operation in Leepa
Valley and Bhedi, which are still cut off from the rest of the
areas due to recent heavy snowfall. “Timely provision of basic
necessities of life to affected population must be ensured”, the
premier further directed.
Raja Farooq Haider issued directives to the officials concerned
to accommodate the homeless affectees in the government
buildings in the respective areas.

“The availability of sufficient stock of the medicines and other
basic amenities of life must be ensured in the calamity hit areas
of the state”, Haider directed.
Meanwhile, a delegation of Muslim Students Federation (N)
called on Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan in Islamabad
on Saturday.
Talking to them, Prime Minister said that his government is
taking tangible steps for the empowerment and inclusion of
youth in policy matters.
He said political workers are our assets and their genuine issues
would be addressed on priority.