QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo has said the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), administration of relevant districts, Levies Force and the National Highway Authority (NHA) should remain alert to meet any untoward situation in the wake of rain and snowfall.

While expressing satisfaction over ongoing relief operations in the province, the chief minister directed the agencies concerned on Sunday to continue to extend full support and assistance to the people. The PDMA should provide ample supply of food, fuel and other relief items in the districts affected by winter and snowfall, he said. Mr Bizenjo also directed the officials concerned to ensure safety of tourists visiting Ziarat and other areas of Balochistan and to provide maximum facilities to them.

He took notice of the damage caused by strong winds and high tides in the coastal areas of Makran and asked the administrations of Gwadar and Lasbela districts to start relief operations immediately. The fisheries department, in collaboration with other agencies, must also help those stranded in the sea to return safely and provide maximum support to fishermen.

Published in Dawn, January 24th, 2022

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