Govt firmly committed to early rehabilitation of 2005 earthquake victims: PM
ISLAMABAD, Jul 30 (APP): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf said Pakistan Peoples Party led coalition government is firmly committed to early restoration and rehabilitation of all the victims of October 2005 earthquake. This, he said, during a briefing by the Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority (ERRA) at the Prime Minister House here on Monday.The Prime Minister said when the present government took over, ERRA had completed barely 1627 projects against its total portfolio of 14000 projects. Under the present government, it has completed over 8600 projects, six times more compared to 2008 due to allocation of Rs.  83 billion in four years.The Prime Minister said this speaks volumes of the commitment and priority placed by this government for the early rehabilitation of October 2005 earthquake victims.The Prime Minister recalled that the devastating earthquake of October 2005, rejuvenated the nation and created a new fervor which mobilized the entire nation to come to the help and rescue of their fellow citizens.