Pakistan: Bosnia to set up BHU, schools in quake-hit areas

Report
from Government of Pakistan
Published on 06 Mar 2006
MUZAFFARABAD, Mar 6 (APP): The Ambassador of Bosnia Herzegovina Damir Dzanko has said that his country will extend every possible support to AJK in health and education sector.
The Bosnian envoy who arrived here Monday along with a 7-member delegation of Engineers and representatives of donor agencies called on the AJK Chief secretary Kashif Murtaza.

The Ambassador told the AJK Chief Secretary that initially they have decided to construct a high school and Basic Health Unit BHU) on Kohala-Muzaffarabad Road.

The Ambassador said that the Basic Health Unit (BHU) and High School would be equipped with all latest modern facilities.

He said, "we are with our brethren in this hour of trail, who faced this natural calamity and suffered heavy losses.

Mr. Damir said their country and people can never forget that unprecedented help and support extended by the Government of Pakistan and its people during the war. The Ambassador and his delegation evinced interest to in extending assistance in the education sector.

AJK Chief Secretary briefed the Ambassador about the losses in the October 8 earthquake and reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts being carried out in the quake-hit areas.

Kashif Murtaza told the Bosnian delegation that education ratio in Azad Kashmir was 65 per cent, saying as the October earthquake caused heavy damage to the various sectors; the education sector was also badly hit in the catastrophe.

The Ambassador said Bosnia would extend every possible support in the reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts.