Chitral-based social worker Nasiruddin told The Express Tribune that the locals were feeling helpless. “They think there will be no future for their children.”

He said non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as Focus Humanitarian Assistance, Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation, Islamic Relief and Alkhidmat Foundation were providing food, water and blankets to the affected people. “The government only provided them 50 tents, 3kg rice and 2kg ghee and oil, but the people need shelter and wood for winter.” The NGOs are making efforts for setting up a shelter house that requires 50 feet of wood, he added.

Elsewhere in Chitral, the quake has left a trail of destruction particuarly in the Warijun Bala village, but the government has only been providing relief packages to the victims of Warijun Bala and Warijun Payen villages.

 

Read the full story on The Express Tribune with The International New York Times

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