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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 110

No danger to residents from artificial lakes in Pak quake zo

[b]No danger to residents from artificial lakes in Pak quake zone[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

[b]Islamabad, 11 December, ([/b] Pakistan Federal Relief Commissioner Maj-Gen Farooq Ahmed has said there was no big danger from accumulation of water due to land-sliding at two places in Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK).

In an exclusive interview with the “Asian Tribune,” Gen Farooq said steps have been taken for relocation of some hundreds of people living on the banks of the lakes in Hattian Bala town of PAK and a task force would take step to ensure outflow of water.

The Federal Relief Commissioner said, the military will hand over the relief work in the earthquake-hit areas with altitude below 5,000 feet would be handed over to the civil administration soon.

He said the Army was helping the provincial governments to enhance their capacity so that they could stand on their feet. The Army has so far constructed over 30 thousand shelters in the quake-hit areas with more than 5,000 feet altitude and distributed 50,000 CGI sheets while another 40,000 sheets would be delivered in these areas shortly.

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