Jihadists once again siding with death and destruction over life and human well-being. “Earthquake damage assessment: Attacks on relief convoys forcing change in plan, says official,” by Umer Nangiana for the Express Tribune, October 7 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
Terrorist attacks on relief convoys and threats to the security of personnel involved in the relief process have made authorities concerned to change their plan for formal damage assessment in Balochistan’s earthquake affected areas.
Deterred by security threats, very few non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and relief activists were available for carrying out the damage assessment program. But National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and other authorities concerned have devised an alternative plan.
“The army and Frontier Corps (FC) have been roped in to assist in the damage assessment program which is up and running,” said an official of NDMA who did not want to comment on the aspect of security.
NDMA spokesperson Brig Kamran Zia, who was present in Awaran, said the damage assessment activities or relief work were not affected at all by the security threats. “Due to the measures taken by army and the FC, both assessment and relief work was underway uninterrupted,” said the authority”s spokesperson….