Pakistan: President grieved over loss of life in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD, Oct 29 (APP): President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed his deep sorrow and grief over the heavy loss of life caused by the earthquake in Balochistan. The President directed the federal and provincial governments to mobilise resources and reach out the affected people without any delay.

The President also announced compensation of Rs.200,000 for each death and Rs.50,000 for each injured. The President also directed the National Disaster Management Authority to assess the damage and submit an immediate report about the measures being taken for the rescue and relief of the quake affected people.

He also asked the provincial authorities to ensure best possible medical care for those injured.