Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that government is fully engaged in providing immediate relief and medical facilities to the earthquake affectees.

Addressing the quake affectees at Shangla in Malakand division today he assured that government would also provide compensation to them for damaged houses after assessment.

He said efforts are also underway to repair and rehabilitate the damaged roads for traffic. He said that Army Jawan and medical teams have been sent to the affected areas to provide first aid medical facilities to the injured persons.

The Prime Minister expressed deep sympathies with the quake affectees and injured persons and prayed for those who were killed in the earthquake.

Speaking on this occasion, the PML (N) leader Engineer Amir Muqam said that government stand with the affected people in this hour of trial.

Earlier, chairing a high level meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday the Prime Minister said that the Government would announce a relief package for quake affectees after comprehensive assessment reports by the concerned authorities.      

The Prime Minister said that the Federal Government will provide all possible assistance and support to the adversely affected province of KPK and FATA.

He applauded the efforts and quick responses by Pakistan Army, National Highways Authority, National Disaster Management Authority and Provincial Disaster Management Authorities in the aftermath of the natural calamity.

Nawaz Sharif said that all State resources will be fully utilised for providing assistance to the provincial governments in rescue, relief and rehabilitation work. 

 The meeting was briefed by Chairman NDMA and DG Military Operations on the damages caused by the earthquake.

It was told that NHA has cleared all vital roads and is making hectic efforts to clear the remaining ones.    

The Prime Minister was told that telecommunication networks and vital installations of WAPDA remained unaffected.

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