Prime Minister announces Ehsaas relief cash package for all the families in earthquake hit Harnai

Islamabad, October 09, 2021 (PPI-OT): On the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s special directives, Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar, SAPM visited earthquake hit areas of Harnai today to assess the level of assistance needed from the federal government. After the visit, she announced the federal government’s relief cash package for all families of Harnai, after the Prime Minister’s approval, said a press release received here today.

“Social protection is critical to earthquake induced recovery. Federal government will give Rs. 12,000 cash subsistence to all families of Harnai as an immediate relief. Relief cash assistance will be mobilized under the Ehsaas programme. This relief assistance will be in addition to compensation being planned for affected households after detailed damage assessment”, said Dr. Sania while expressing solidarity with affectees.

In Harnai, Dr. Sania was joined by Deputy Speaker National Assembly, Qasim Khan Suri, Chief Secretary Balochistan, Mathar Niaz Rana, Managing Director Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal, Malik Zaheer Abbas Khokhar, Commissioner Sibbi Division, Deputy Commissioner Harnai and senior officers of Ehsaas and Pakistan Army.

Dr. Sania expressed her grief over the human and material losses that she witnessed across the district and went to village Killi Shor and other areas of Tehsil Harnai to inquire after the affected families. Sympathizing the affectees, Dr. Sania said, “Federal government is with people of Harnai during these hard times, and we will do whatever we can to provide them immediate relief. We are fully committed to supporting the earthquake affectees.

Ehsaas’ shock-responsive registry will also open its desks by Monday in the affected areas.” She also reviewed arrangements being made to open Ehsaas Registration Desks at the Irrigation Department of Harnai. The Ehsaas National Socio-economic registry survey has been completed in Harnai. Registration desks will facilitate self-enrolment of missed households who need Ehsaas’ assistance. Earlier, Dr. Sania also visited District Hospital Harnai and met with those injured during the earthquake.

Yesterday, she also went to Civil Hospital Quetta and CMH together with Governor Balochistan, Zahoor Agha to inquire the condition of affectees being treated. As per PM’s directives, two food trucks of ‘Ehsaas Koye Bhooka Na Soye’ have also been operationalized today in district Harnai to provide cooked meals to people. On Oct 7, 2021 a devastating earthquake hit different parts of Balochistan. Harnai is the most affected district, which is located east of the provincial capital Quetta.

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