PoK officials asked to be ready for rapid response against India

| Updated: Nov 26, 2016 19:25 IST

Muzaffarabad, Nov. 26 (ANI): Stating that India has changed its strategy, Prime Minister of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider has asked the officials to be prepared to meet any eventuality. "All government officials, particularly those in the district administration, are required to remain on their toes for a rapid response to any emergency," the Dawn quoted Haider as saying to the participants of a meeting. The meeting was held at Kashmir House in Islamabad to review the situation along the LoC. A decision was also taken during the meeting to facilitate the affected population with the available resources. Haider said that they would divert whatever resources they have for the rehabilitation of the population, which serves as the first line of defence. He said that he has got assurance from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of the Centre's support to deal with the situation Haider said that necessary arrangements have been made for relocation but the people living along the LoC have shown no sign of evacuating their homes. Haider further said that necessary arrangements had been made for relocation in the event of utmost danger of women and children from vulnerable areas. It was decided in the meeting that all means of communication in the vulnerable areas would be kept operational at all times. Haider asked the district administrations to ensure that tents, blankets and other items were immediately provided to the displaced families. Constructing alternative safe routes in Neelum valley was also decided during the meeting. (ANI)