QUETTA: Federal Minister Abdul Qadir Baloch has said that death toll due to Balochistan earthquake has climbed above 400 while about 800 people have sustained injuries. He also complained of shortage of food commodities, drinking water and medicines in quake-hit areas of the province.
In a statement issued here on Friday, Abdul Qadir Baloch said that although rescue and relief activities were underway in Aawaran and other adjoining areas affected of Tuesday’s jolts but the population of quake-hit areas was still forced to lead miserable life.
He said that provincial government, district administration, Pakistan Army, FC and volunteers of NGOs area engaged in facilitating the affectees but still hundreds of families were living under open sky without basic facilities.
Abdul Qadir Baloch said that there is acute shortage of edibles, tents, treatment facilities which has further added to the miseries of the devastated population.
He said that tehsil Awaran and Mashkey was destroyed completely but government’s efforts to facilitate the people of the ruined areas seem to be insufficient.
The federal minister urged the provincial, federal governments, NGOs and citizens for playing their role for providing relief and rehabilitation of the people who were deprived off their livelong belongings due to earthquake.