GILGIT: The Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon on Tuesday praised the humanitarian exertions of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Gilgit-Baltistan chapter saying that the organization has played a pivotal role in providing relief to the vulnerable communities during various disasters across the region.
The governor expressed these views while talking to a PRCS delegation led by the society’s Chairman and Deputy Commissioner Gilgit Captain Retired Sami Ullah Farooq in the governor secretariat wherein he was given a detailed briefing about the historical background, organizational structure, and operational activities of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society and also the achievements made by the organization at GB level.
“Gilgit-Baltistan being a nascent province is facing enormous challenges from all sides which include miserable condition of basic health facilities, poor infrastructure and lack of capacities to cope with natural and man-induced disasters. To overcome these challenges strengthening of humanitarian organizations like Pakistan Red Crescent Society is much needed” said the governor.
He appreciated the response and relief activities of PRCS during the Attaabad massive landslide, devastated floods, heavy rains and other such disasters occurred in different parts of the province and also prised capacity building initiatives of the organization in the field of disaster management and first aid for people from different walks of lives.
He assured to extend his all possible support to PRCS GB branch for making it more strengthened and capable to cope with disasters and emergencies.
Earlier, the Chairman PRCS GB Captain Retired Sami Ullah Farooq and Provincial Secretary Noor-ul-Ain briefed the governor (who also holds the position of PRCS Provincial President by virtue of his designation) about different projects of the organization and its future plans.