QUETTA: Chairman Balochistan Development Authority Major (Retd) Akbar Lashari today said that BDA department has successfully completed work on the Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant project and Freshwater supply has also instigated.
He expressed these views while addressing the inauguration ceremony of RO plant at Gadani, coastal village of Lasbela district, today. The plant was run initially on a trial basis to evaluate its working condition. Director BDA Captain (retd) Javed was also present on this occasion. “Other projects launched by BDA in Gwadar’s coastal area Pasini and Jewani would also be completed with the same pace”, the chairman said.
Chairman BDA said that the work on BDA Complex Lasbela is also in progress in Tehsil Gaddani. Department has prepared PC1 for the construction and renovation of the bridges in Tehsil Gaddani and soon after its approval work would be started on this project as well. He further said that BDA department is making all-out efforts for the timely completion of the developmental projects.
Remote-controlled bomb blast kills 3
NASIRABAD: Three people died and numerous others injured in a remote-controlled bomb blast that has taken place this morning here.
According to sources miscreants had attempted to blow off Jaffar Express near Rabbi area of the city resulting into derailing of two train bogies.
Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad, while condemning the targeting of passengers by terrorists, maintained that the state would deal with terrorists with iron hands. He told that relief and rescue operation continued at the site of the incident.
Sheikh Rashid further said that patrolling of rail tracks would be made effective. CM Balochistan Mir Jam Kamal Khan had ordered the concerned authorities to augment the security of highways and railway tracks.
NDMA continues relief activities in flood hit Balochistan
ISLAMABAD: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has dispatched ten thousand food bags to Balochistan government as humanitarian assistance for affected people by recent heavy rains and torrential floods in the province.
Military helicopters are hovering over the flood-ravaged villages to rescue the affected people and drop food as local authorities are engaged in setting up make-shift shelters and food huts for those trapped.
According to a NDMA officials, eight thousand ration bags have been handed over to the Uthal deputy commissioner while remaining two thousand bags are being given to the Khuzdar district administration.
SMS alerts regarding rain warning through coordination with Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and cellular companies were also sent to people in entire province, officials added.
Balochistan Floods: Security Forces moves to assist civil Admin.
QUETTA: Security Forces have been moved to assist the civil administration in rescue and relief operations in flood-affected areas of Balochistan. Army aviation helicopters are busy in rescuing stranded people to safer places.
Relief camps have been established in Makran, Lasbela, and snow-covered areas of Northern Balochistan. Approximately 1500 families have been rescued in Dureji area of Lasbela and Qillah Abdulla areas and rations have been provided to 3500 families in rain-affected areas.
Pakistan army doctors and paramedics are providing first aid, medical assistance, and medicines. Stranded vehicles at Khojak pass, Lak pass, and Shela Bagh areas have also been towed out.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan has directed to extend every possible help and medical facilities to the families affected in hill torrents and snowfall in Koshak and Chaman.
According to sources while over 1,500 families had been rescued by means of helicopters in Dureji (Lasbela) and Qila Abdullah areas, edibles were provided to 35000 families.