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COAS Gen Bajwa Visits Earthquake Affected Areas of AZAD JAMMU & KASHMIR:

The Chief of Army Staff General Bajwa visited the areas of AZAD JAMMU & KASHMIR affected by the recent earthquake 2 days ago. The Chief of Army Staff visits AJK on Wednesday and reviewed the ongoing rehabilitation and repair works at Jatlan Canal Road.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Ahmed Bajwa also directed the authorities to take every possible care of the population affected the recent earthquake in AZAD JAMMU & KASHMIR (AJK).

During the visit, the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Ahmed Bajwa ordered the authorities to restore the normalcy in the earthquake affected areas as soon as possible with the full assistance of the civil administration.

A mid-level earthquake with 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck the various parts of the country, including Mirpur, Islamabad, Lahore. The intensity of the earthquake was much larger in different areas of AZAD JAMMU & KASHMIR, which resulted the death of 30 persons including women and children. Furthermore, more than 400 persons were injured in Mirpur and its surrounding.

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Soon after the earthquake which struck different parts of the country, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Ahmed Bajwa directed the concerned authorities to immediately assess the damage in the affected areas and start the immediate rescue and relief operation with the help of the local civil administration to restore normalcy in the earthquake affected areas.

The Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said the concerned authorities are providing the affected population with blankets, tents and different food items, which included rice, flour, sugar and ghee.

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