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PR No.189 Islamabad

CHAIRMAN NDMA VISITS GILGIT-BALTISTAN TO OVERSEE EARTHQUAKE RELIEF AND COMPENSATION ACTIVITIES

Chairman NDMA, Major General Asghar Nawaz undertook a two days visit to Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) from 17-18 November 2015, to oversee the relief activities and expedite the compensation process to genuine affectees of the 26th Oct, 2015 earthquake.

During his visit, the Chairman was given briefing by Director General, Gilgit-Baltistan Disaster Management Authority on the ongoing relief & rehabilitation efforts and measures being undertaken to ensure all possible assistance to the affectees. Chief Minister GB Hafiz Hafiz-ur-Rehman along with Chairman NDMA visited District Ghizer and distributed cheques and relief goods including blankets among the affected families of Tehsil Phunder.

The Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan gave an overwhelming appreciation to NDMA for its prompt response and sustained support to Gilgit-Baltistan. While addressing the residents of the area, Major General Asghar Nawaz said that NDMA is closely monitoring the relief and compensation disbursement activities and is committed to provide all support to people in distress.

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