The Federal Cabinet was informed on Wednesday that Federal Government would despatch another 30,000 tents and 100,000 blankets to Balochistan. The cabinet which reviewed relief measures for the victims of Balochistan earthquake was informed that the National Disaster Management Authority has moved a huge stock of relief goods / items from COD Karachi to COD Quetta for storage in Quetta. These goods are moved as especial assignment by the Pakistan Railways.
The consignment includes: tents, blankets, winter items, and other items to facilitate the victims’ rehabilitation.
The Cabinet was told that in pursuance of the President and the Prime Minister’s directives, Cabinet Division Emergency Relief Cell (ERC) continued relief assistance to earthquake victims of Balochistan and adequate relief goods have already been supplied.
The President and the Prime Minister have approved the provision of cash compensation amounting to Rs.25,000/‑ per house and 15 CGI sheets per house for 1000 damaged houses to enable the affectees to carry out the construction work on self‑help basis. An amount of Rs.31.436 million has already been released for this purpose,it was further informed.
The Cabinet meeting was told that a number of countries have sent earthquake assistance for the Balochistan calamity. The US Government is sending an assistance of $2.5mn, the Saudi Arabia Government has pledged $100mn while the Chinese and the Malaysian governments have also committed support for quake victims.