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AJK PM reviews relief efforts for LoC affectees

MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan on Sunday reviewed the relief and rehabilitation efforts for the people living in adjacent areas at the line of control (LoC).   

Presiding over a high-level meeting, Raja Farooq Haider expressed satisfaction over the immediate steps taken by the administration to help the affected people.

He paid rich tribute to Pakistan Army for giving befitting response to Indian aggression and lauded the morale of the nation. The prime minister assured them that the government would leave no stone unturned in providing relief to the affectees.

The meeting decided that a comprehensive rehabilitation plan worth Rs5bn for the victims would be sent to federal government for approval. They also decided to approach the federal government for issuing of Sihat Cards and BISP cards to the people living along LoC.

Read More: Indian LoC violations: Hundreds of AJK families move to safer places

It is pertinent to mention here that unprovoked Indian firing across Line of Control (LoC) had compelled hundreds of families living along the restive LoC in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) to be shifted to safer places.

A resident of Chakothi, Khalid Mehmood had told the journalists that he was among many families from the area which had moved to safer place. He had said that only those families had stayed back which had concrete bunkers built within or along their houses.

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