Battgram chairlift rescue: Caretaker PM distributes appreciation certificates among SSG commandos, locals
By News Desk
August 24, 2023 05:28 PM
Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar Thursday distributed certificates of appreciation among the SSG commandos and the locals who participated in the rescue operation of the people stranded in a chairlift in the Allai area of Battagram.
Speaking on the occasion, he said credit went to all who did a splendid job of successfully managing the whole operation. He said the whole nation was worried about the fate of the school children and a teacher who remained stuck up in the chairlift for the whole day.
He said this was a collective effort and credit also went to those praying for their safe evacuation while sitting at home. PM Kakar said the State’s prime responsibility was to provide quality health and education and provide people the opportunity to live a dignified life, which he said the state was doing.
However, he warned that the elements who wanted to stop the state from fulfilling its prime responsibilities through power should not be misunderstood as the state was in the safe hands of very able people.
He said the caretaker government had very limited time and its only mandate was to assist the general elections.
Chairman NDMA Lt. General Inaam Haider Malik on the occasion said the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with the PDMA would enhance the capacities of the of local administration, rescue 1122 and other relevant institutions at the district level to cope with any such events that might occur in future.