Hunza, May 24: The leaders of PML (N) have expressed solidarity with the suffering people of Hunza Valley. Speaking with journalists at the Gilgit Airport Nawaz Sharif said that the Pakistani nation stands with the affected people in their hours of grief. He said that all out efforts will be made to ensure suffering of the people.
Addressing the IDPs at Hunza Shehbaz Sharif, chief minister of the Punjab, announced 10 crore rupees for rehabilitation of the people displaced from Attabad, Hunza. They also announced that 5 lac each will be paid to families who lost their dear ones in the landslide disaster. CM Punjab further said that children of the affected families will be provided free education and accommodation in the cities of their choice in Punjab.
Later former prime minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, endorsed the announcements made by his brother and said that helicopter service needs to be enhanced to further facilitate the stranded people.
He, however, did not openly support the demand of the local people for judicial inquiry into the alleged delay in excavation of the spillway.
PML (N) leaders also said that a team of doctors would be deployed in the affected region to provide medical facilities to the people.