KABUL (Agencies): The Prime Minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhand, in an extraordinary cabinet meeting, dedicated one billion afghanis to urgently addressing the families situation of Tuesday’s night earthquake victims in Paktika and Khost provinces.
Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhand, the Prime Minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan during a meeting asserted his condolences to the victims of the earthquake and tasked the relevant administrations to instantly address the situation of the victims the earthquake. statement by Arg said.
The Prime Minister IEA tasked the relevant department to deliver food, clothing, and spices to the quake-hit areas in any possible transportation ways.
Based on his decree a commission of high-rank delegations will travel to the quake-hit areas, monitor the situation of the families of the victims, and start the process of distribution of aid shortly.
Meanwhile, early today, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Deputy Prime Minister of Economic and Chairman of the Disaster Management Committee, authorized the relevant departments to directly address the situation of the families of the victims of Tuesday night’s earthquake in Paktika and Khost provinces.
Last Tuesday night a powerful earthquake shook Paktika, Khost, and some neighboring provinces killing 920 people and injuring more than 600, according to introductory figures.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has declared that it will utilize all available resources to reach out to assist the families and those who were wounded in this natural incident.
Local officials of Paktika say, 255 lost their lives and more than 500 people were wounded following earthquake in the mentioned districts last night.
Meanwhile, Shabir Ahmad Osmani, information and culture director of Khost province said that 25 people were killed and 95 others were injured in last night’s earthquake.
The quake destroyed several residential buildings in the two provinces and officials say that the death toll is expected to increase.