RAWALPINDI – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday directed troops stationed at Balochistan to provide all out assistance to civil administration in rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts being carried out in the earthquake-hit areas of the province, said ISPR.
The army chief directed the officials to help mitigate difficulties faced by affected population of earthquake hit areas of Balochistan, said an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) media release.
COAS has directed troops stationed at #Balochistan to provide all out assistance to civil administration in rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts help mitigate difficulties faced by affected population of #earthquake hit areas of Balochistan : @OfficialDGISPR #APPNews pic.twitter.com/SXmnEDxWNr
— APP 🇵🇰 (@appcsocialmedia) October 8, 2021
UN chief expresses condolences
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio expressed his condolences over the loss of lives and damages to properties resulting from the deadly earthquake that hit parts of the Balochistan province, saying the UN was ready to help Pakistan deal with the situation.
I’m deeply saddened by the loss of life and destruction caused by Thursday’s earthquake in Pakistan.
My thoughts are with all who have been affected.
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) October 8, 2021