CM announces construction of 15 community bunkers

BIMBER GALI (POONCH): Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Monday announced construction of 15 community bunkers in Balakote area besides stationing of one bunker vehicle for the help of the local people.

The Chief Ministers announcement came after five members of a family were killed in Pakistani shelling in Bimber Gali along the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday morning. Mehbooba  also announced strengthening of health facilities including a trauma hospital, road connectivity and other facilities in the area.

The Chief Minister who visited Balakote, Bimber Gali to console with the family who lost five of its members during cross border shelling yesterday also handed over cheques of Rs. 25 lacs as ex gratia to the next of kin of the deceased.

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh; Minister for Relief, Rehabilitation, Reconstruction & Disaster Management, Javed Mustafa Mir, legislators, Shah Muhammad Tantray, Choudhary Qamar and Yashpal Sharma accompanied the Chief Minister.

Mehbooba Mufti also handed over cheques of Rs. Three lacs each for meeting the educational expenses of the two daughters of the family who too were injured in yesterday’s shelling incident.

She also announced bearing of all expenses coming on the treatment of these two surviving family members. She also assured that the brother of the deceased breadwinner of the family would be given job by the Government to sustain the family.

Chief Secretary, B B Vyas; Principal Secretary, Home, R K Goyal; Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Rohit Kansal; Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Hemant Sharma; IGP, Jammu zone, Dr. SDS Jamwal; senior officers of Army and Poonch district administration also accompanied the Chief Minister during her visit.

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