Deputy Speaker seeks technical assistance from NDMA to control forest inferno.

QUETTA -- Deputy Speaker Balochistan Assembly, Sardar Babar Khan Musakhail has written a letter to the Chairman National Disaster Management Authority ((NDMA) seeking his technical support to extinguish raging inferno of Shirani district.

In an official letter to the Chairman NDMA, Deputy Speaker said that 'Balochistan government has no proper facilities/equipment to extinguish fire let on Dana Sar forest at high attitude, keeping in view the whole prevailing situation NDMA should provide facilities and equipment to the said district.

Expressing his grave concern over the risk to human and wildlife, the deputy speaker further said that there is a risk of further deforestation and human loss if fire was not brought well under control; the federal government is also requested to provide immediate assistance.

It is worth mentioning here that on the directives of Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif, a joint operation carried out by the Pakistan Army, Frontier Corps, PDMA and district administration is continuing in the affected district. However, due to the difficult hilly...

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