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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
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QUETTA: The lawmakers in the Monday session unanimously passed resolution seeking declaring flood-stricken districts of Balochistan as calamity-hit areas.


The assembly session started with Deputy Speaker Syed Matiullah Agha in chair. The movers including Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Mir Abdul Rehman Jamali, Pakistan Muslim League-Q MPA Sheikh Jaffar Mandokhel and MPA Tariq Bugti tabled the resolution that reads that heavy torrential rains and flash floods have devastated standing crops on over 700,000 acres of land in Nasirabad, Jaffarabad, Dera Bugti, Jhal Magsi and Musakhel districts. It further said that flash flood had washed away several villages and cattle of local people.


The resolution demanded of the government to declare these districts as calamity-hit areas besides compensating the flood-affected people.


Delivering his speech, Mir Jamali appreciated the Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf for visiting flood-hit eastern parts of Balochistan and announcing Rs 2.6 billion package for relief and rehabilitation. He also thanked the Pakistan Army for carrying out a rescue operation in the flood-stricken areas.