Islamabad (Web Desk/Agencies): Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Thursday distributed certificates of appreciation among the SSG commandos and the locals who participated in the rescue operation of the people stranded in chairlift in Allai area of Battagram.
Speaking on the occasion, the premier said credit went to all who did splendid job of successfully managing the whole operation.
He said the whole nation was worried about the fate of the school children and a teacher who remained stuck up in the chairlift for the whole day.
PM Kakar said this was a collective effort and credit also went to those praying for their safe evacuation while sitting at home.
He said every Pakistani felt the pain and agony of those who were trapped in the chairlift.
The prime minister said that the rescued children told him that when they saw Pakistan Army's soldiers they felt relieved that they will be saved now. He said that this is the strength of the bond between state and its citizens.
"The entire nation is indebted to the sacrifices of our armed forces who have never left any stone unturned for the cause of the country," the premier said.
PM Kakar said that state’s prime responsibility was to provide quality health and education and provide people the opportunity to live a dignified life, which he said the state was doing.
However, he warned that the elements who wanted to stop the state from fulfilling its prime responsibilities through power should not be misunderstood as the state was in safe hands of very able people.
He said the caretaker government had very limited time and its only mandate was to assist the general elections.
Chairman NDMA Lt. General Inaam Haider Malik on the occasion said the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with the PDMA would enhance the capacities of the of local administration, rescue 1122 and other relevant institutions at district level to cope with any such events that might occur in future.