ISLAMABAD - As many as 9,400 food packets, 5,000 blankets and 9,600 tents have been delivered in Awaran district.

Two Qatar relief cargo flights have also reached from Karachi carrying 150 tents, 488 blankets, 2 tons of medicines, 1,000 sheets and 21.5 tons of food items.

On Wednesday, Chairman NDMA Major General Muhammad Saeed Aleem along with Jam Kamal Khan, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Resources, and Muhammad Tariq Malik, Chairman NADRA, took aerial view of Awaran district to assess the situation in aftermath of earthquake during the field visit. The field visit was aimed to ascertain losses and damages to life, property and livelihood and also to monitor rescue and relief activities.

During the visit, the chairman NDMA held a meeting with GOC 33 Division, Major General Samraiz, and his staff to discuss the role of Pakistan Army in data collection regarding damages and losses, says a press release of NDMA issued here.

Officers of Pakistan Army briefed the delegation about ongoing relief activities in the affected areas. They also apprised of challenges and hurdles being faced for carrying out relief activities for the affectees.

The chairman also held another important meeting with the district administration, notables and the line departments. Jam Kamal Khan, deputy speaker of Balochistan Assembly and commissioner Kalat also attended the said meeting. The chairman NDMA urged the notables of Awaran district to join hands with the Army for accurate data collection and relief activities so that impetus is achieved for early recovery phase.