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GEO URDU
October 27, 2015
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All connecting roads have been opened: Corps Commander Peshawar

All connecting roads have been opened: Corps Commander Peshawar
PESHAWAR: Corps Commander Peshawar, Lt Gen Hidayatur Rehman on Tuesday announced that all the connecting roads have been opened for traffic, ruling out further need to use helicopter service.

He was talking to media persons after visiting the injured of earthquake being treated at Sedo Sharif Hospital here.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) were most seriously affected as a powerful earthquake rocked Pakistan and the region on Monday causing at least 250 deaths and injuries to over 1,600 people.

Thousands of houses were damaged across the country as a result of the quake.

The Corps Commander said there was not a single affected area where the army did not reach.

He said not only the Army but the civil administration was also doing its best in the ongoing rescue and relief activities.

He said assessment for infrastructure damage and losses was being made.

Lt Gen Hidayatur Rehman said there was no such problem as shortage of space in hospitals, adding that the critically injured people have already been shifted to Islamabad and Peshawar hospitals.
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