ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was chairing an emergency high-level meeting to review the situation in the country and the progress of relief efforts after devastating earthquake that jolted the northern areas of Pakistan yesterday.
The high-level meeting was also being attended by Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, DG ISPR Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa, DG Military Operations Sahir Shamshad, Chairman NHA Shahid Ashraf Tarrar, Secretary Cabinet Raja Hassan, federal ministers, and other officials.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan would try to use its own resources to help victims of the devastating earthquake.
Answering questions the prime minister said he would personally look after all the matters relating to the earthquake’s aftermath.
According to the chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), over 2,500 houses have been completely destroyed across the country by the deadly 7.5-magnitude earthquake, one of the most powerful quakes to jolt the country.
Over 240 people were killed and more than 1,500 injured when the quake hit Pakistan’s northern areas at 2:09PM on Monday.