Islamabad: Senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) and renowned Human Rights Activist Altaf Ahmed Bhat expressed deep sorrow and grief over the loss of precious lives besides losses to the property because of heavy snowfall and torrential downpour in Neelum valley and other areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
He has expressed sympathy with the bereaved families and prayed for early recovery of Injured.
APHC leader prayed for the death of three members of the same family including two women in an avalanche in Kel Kundian Bela and adjoining areas of Neelum valley. He also expressed sorrow over burial of four school-going children in an avalanche in Lawat Bala area of the same valley. One child had died and three were injured in the sad mishap
Altaf Ahmed Bhat demanded the local administration of Nellum Valley to provide all possible medical facilities to the affected citizens by rain and snowfall. Every possible step should be taken to shift the local population affected by inclement weather to safer places and measures must be taken for the protection of their life and property.
He also appealed to relief and humantarian organizations to take steps jointly with the government agencies, to save the citizens from the effects of snowfall and rains.