Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Injured people be immediately shifted to Kabul: Ghani

Injured people be immediately shifted to Kabul: Ghani

Oct 27, 2015 - 20:38

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday offered condolences to those affected by the massive earthquake and ordered immediate transfer of the injured people to Kabul and allocation of budget for aid to the victims.

During a video conference, provincial governors presented their detailed reports about casualties and losses caused by the earthquake, a statement from the Presidential Palace said.

“Our investigation shows 115 of our countrymen were martyred, 538 others sustained injuries, 7630 residential houses, 20 Masjids and nine government departments’ buildings were partially destroyed in the quake,” the statement quoted Afghanistaninfo-icon National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) director Wais Ahmad Barmak as saying.

President Ghani also offered his heartfelt condolences to the affected families and grief over the loss of previous lives, saying “fortunately we took necessary measures to access the victims in a short period of time.”

He said human losses had been made known, but the damage to infrastructure such as electricity, bridges and roads needed to be assessed.

The president said the people of the country should be ensured that the government was ready to assist the affected families soon.

He asked the officials concerned to shift the wounded people to Kabul for better treatment as soon as possible, saying security and defence personnel especially airforce would be assigned with delivering aid to the affected people in-time.

Ghani also assigned Barmak and the finance minister to assess necessary budget for the assistance soon.

For collecting exact number of losses and establishment of a contact centre for donor agencies should be established soon, Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah suggested at the video conference.



Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.



Twitter Update