Pakistan

Assistance to flood-hit people govt’s first priority: PM

RAWLAKOT: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said his government was not fearful of the sit-ins in Islamabad, ARY News reported.

He stated this while speaking to media upon his arrival in Rawalakot. The PM visited the areas hit by recent rains and floods in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK).

Mr. Sharif has expressed desire for early rehabilitation of flood-hit areas. The PM told that Rawalpindi-Muzaffarabad train project would be completed in two years. He said nation had rejected the politics of sit-ins.

The PM expressed regret over losses in the wake of floods in Azad Kashmir.

President Azad Kashmir Sardar Muhammad Yaqub said that we were standing with Nawaz Sharif in war of existence of Pakistan.

He said there was no need for assistance from India in presence of Pakistan.

Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Azad Kashmir Chaudhry Abdul Majeed said that his government was standing with PM Sharif.

Earlier, the prime minister was given a detailed briefing on the flood situation in AJK. He was informed that heavy rains had severely damaged basic infrastructure and houses. Roads and bridges have been damaged by land-sliding in different areas.

At least 64 people have been killed and 109 were injured in different areas of Azad Kashmir. While 24,000 people have been displaced by the floods.

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