KARACHI: Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Thursday expressed deep grief and sorrows over loss of human lives in earthquake, which jolted the Baluchistan province last night.
In a joint statement issued, Chairman Businessmen Group and Former President KCCI Zubair Motiwala, Vice Chairmen BMG Tahir Khaliq, Haroon Farooki, Anjum Nisar and Javed Bilwani, General Secretary BMG AQ Khalil, President KCCI Muhammad Idrees, Senior Vice President KCCI Abdul Rehman Naqi and Vice President KCCI Qazi Zahid Hussain noted that 20 people have fallen prey to the earthquake in Baluchistan and more than 300 people including women and kids have been injured whereas hundreds of houses were also damaged in various areas including Quetta, Sibbi, Pishin, Muslim Bagh, Ziarat, Qila Abdullah, Sanjavi, Zhob and Chaman.
They said that our brother and sisters, particularly those inhabiting in far-flung and impoverished areas of Baluchistan province, should not be left alone in this hour of grief and need. It is the duty of everyone to help and support the affectees during the most difficult time of their lives.
BMG leadership and KCCI Office Bearers, while appreciating the quick response of the government and armed forces, said that the government and the military forces were doing a fine job by promptly undertaking rescue operation and immediately dispatching relief goods and medical teams to the quake-hit areas of Baluchistan.
BMG leadership and KCCI Office Bearers, while praying for the wellbeing of people affected by the natural disaster as well as their recovery from the trauma and pain, offered heartfelt condolences to those families who lost their loved ones in this tragic incident.
They also appealed the fellow businessmen and industrialists to donate generously in whatever way they can for supporting the affectees of Baluchistan earthquake.