CM visits Quetta-Kuchlak road; inspects snow removing task

The Chief Minister visited the Quetta-Kuchlak road and inspected the rehabilitation work going on there following the heavy snowfall there on Sunday.

Also present on the occasion were the Provincial Minister PDMA, Mir Ziaullah Langove, Secretary Communication and Works, Noorul Amin Mengal, Director General PDMA, Imran Zarkoon, Commissioner Quetta, Usman Khan and other concerned high ups.

The Chief Minister inspected the measures being taken for restoration of the national highway during the snowfall.

He was also briefed by the Secretary C&W and DG PDMA about the snow removing work continued on the Quetta-Kuchlak highway and on other roads.

He was informed that work is underway to remove the snow from highways in Kan Mehtarzai, Ziarat, Lak Pass, Sheela Bagh and Mach areas.

Jam Kamal Khan on the occasion directed to the concerned authorities to restore the traffic on all the highways removing snow from there.

Security to be tightened further: CM calls for high alert to tackle situation owing to extraordinary snowfall

Jam Kamal says PM requested to ask NDMA to come to rescue in snow and rain hit areas of Balochistan; announced to purchase heavy machinery to remove heavy snow from highways

The Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan has directed to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and other concerned institutions and district administration to remain fully alert to cope with the critical situation emerging because of the extraordinary snowfall in the province.

He said that it is our top priority to keep the situation normal and provide necessary facilities and assistance to the people in the snow and rain hit areas of the province.

He also said that all available resources are being mobilized to provide necessary facilities and relief goods to the snow and rain affected people in the province.

The Chief Minister mentioned that has requested the Prime Minister to ask National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to carry out relief activities in the prevailing situation of the province particularly following heavy snowfall.

This and similar views, the Chief Minister expressed while speaking to the media persons during his visit to PDMA offices and in an official statement issued here on Sunday.

Jam Kamal Khan visited the PDMA office and inspected the relief and rescue operation being carried out in the snow hit areas of the province.

The Director General PDMA, Imran Zarkoon also briefed the Chief Minister about the situation of snow and rain in different parts of the province besides the activities being carried out by the Authority there.

Also present on the occasion were the Provincial Minister PDMA, Mir Ziaullah Langove, Secretary Communication and Works, Noorul Amin Mengal, Director General PDMA, Imran Zarkoon, Commissioner Quetta, Usman Khan and other concerned high ups.

The Chief Minister on the occasion said that the PDMA and concerned district administrations are fully alert to tackle any emergent situation in the province.

He, however, urged the general public to avoid unnecessary travelling on the highways and roads of the province during the spell of snowfall.

He also asked the dwellers of the mud houses to keep on removing snow from their houses to avoid any untoward incident.

He said that while the heavy machinery has already been made available in the snow hit areas, and adding he announced to purchase heavy machinery to remove snow from the highways in Ziarat, Muslim Bagh and other areas of the province.

The Chief Minister said that the enough quantity of stock of relief goods is already available in the Districts, however, more would be purchased and sent from Quetta if needed so.

He said that the food stuff has also been arranged by the PDMA and other respective administrations for the people in the snow hit areas.

To a query about the recent incidents of terrorism in Quetta, the Chief Minister said that there are connections of the incidents with some religious part as well as with abroad.

He said that as the changes are occurring in the region, so the province is also affected because of these changes. However, we are improving our security measures further in view of the situation, he maintained.