LAHORE: Provisional Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) on Saturday reported 25 killed and 145 injured and 69 houses were partially damaged due to heavy wind, rain and storm in Bannu, Lakki Marwat and Karak districts.
Secretary Relief Abdul Basit said that Rescue 1122 and district administrations search and rescue operations are ongoing as all the injured are being shifted to the hospital before providing medical aid on the spot.
He said that Rs 40 million has been released for Bannu district on a priority basis. He said that all of the affectees will be treated under the government policy.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in rains in different areas of KP.
The PM sympathized and condoled with the bereaved families.
He directed National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to ensure steps for relief and rehabilitation in the affected areas.
He also ordered for coordination with the chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, according to PM Media Wing.
He asked NDMA to work together with Provincial Disaster Management Authority and Rescue 1122 to ensure complete assistance to the public in affected areas.
He directed the local administration to become active besides passing instructions to the leadership and workers of Pakistan Muslim League(N) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to extend help in the relief activities.
He sought a report in the next 24 hours about the relief activities and the extent of damages.
The prime minister also directed that prior emergency measures should be taken in the wake of the cyclone Biparjoy which was moving towards Karachi.
He asked NDMA to make prior arrangements in collaboration with the Sindh government and the provincial departments.
He also directed that full assistance should be given to the people in the situation of rains and storms in Balochistan.
He said he himself was monitoring the relief activities in the country and the administration and institutions should take all steps to provide timely assistance to the people.