DC Poonch visits shelling affected families

Excelsior Correspondent
POONCH, July 22: Deputy Commissioner Poonch Tariq Ahmad Zargar today visited Balakote sector and met with shelling-affected people living on the LoC.
The DC was accompanied by SSP Poonch Rajiv Kumar Panday, SDM Mendhar Rahual K Yadav, SDPO Mendhar Rayaz Tantray and officials from different departments.
During the meeting with shelling affected people, the Deputy Commissioner said that the district administration has taken optimum measures to relocate residents to safer areas if the frequency of ceasefire violations by other side increases.
DC expressed hope that the situation would be brought under control soon. He also visited some of shelling-affected areas in Balakote sector and took stock of the situation.
He directed the local police and administration to keep close eye on the situation and prepare a contingency plan with active participation of local volunteers for tackling the  situation in case of any eventuality.
DC further asked the concerned to avail the services of local unemployed trained paramedical youth for saving human lives in case of need. He informed the people that the administration is working on a plan to equip the local trained youth with all necessary medical facilities of first aid so that they can help people in case of cross border firing.
Earlier, the locals put forth the demand for doctors, veterinarians and medical staff with all necessary medicines at PHCs & SPHCs along the LoC.

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