Muzaffarabad;Sardar Masood Khan, President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, has said that welfare of the citizens has always been our priority and the Pakistan Red Crescent Society AJK Branch is helping achieve these goals by selflessly working for the welfare of the people.
The President made these remarks while interacting with Dr. Mahmood Khan, Chairman Pakistan Red Crescent Society Azad Jammu and Kashmir (PRCS-AJK) Branch who called on the President at the Presidency here today.
President Masood Khan who is also the President of PRCS-AJK said that Azad Kashmir is a region prone to natural calamities like floods, earthquakes, landslides, and forest fires, and it is necessary that the PRCS-AJK is prepared to face the challenges posed by such natural disasters. He advised the Chairman to utilize modern rescue equipment and develop a fool-proof emergency response mechanisms.
The President said that in almost every major calamity, PRCS is the first responders which not only carries out search and rescue operations but also provide medical assistance, food, water and essential medicines. He said that utmost cooperation will be provided to PRCS-AJK to help build their capacity in facing such emergencies. He also expressed his satisfaction over the activities of PRCS-AJK on other pertinent issues like their awareness programmes on sanitation, sewerage, hygiene, skill development and mother-child welfare and care.