Efforts being made to rescue flood-affected people: Minister

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal said the government was making all-out efforts to mitigate sufferings of people of Balochistan who had been facing loss due to recent rains and subsequent flash-flood in different areas of the province.

She said the ministry had dispatched relief consignments containing tents, quilts, floor, rice, pulses, cereals, sugar, milk, water and dry fruit for the flood-affected people, which have been contributed by all the organizations working under Ministry of Defence Production.

“One cargo plane carrying relief goods has already reached Balochistan while more goods are on the way to flood-affected people. People of Balochistan will never be left alone in this critical situation,” she said.

The minister said teams of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Pakistan Army and FC were actively engaged in carrying out relief activities in the flash flood-hit areas.