Javaid Mir halts unauthorized pipeline work at Athwajan


Minister for disaster management, relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction Javaid Mustafa Mir on Friday directed the station house officer Panthachowk for seizure of machinery being used for laying illegal water pipeline along embankment of river Jhelum at Athwajan here.  
The minister ordered this after paying a surprise visit to the dredging process being carried out at the Athwajan.
While ascertaining the details of the work, it was spotted that illegal water pipeline is being laid along the bank of river Jhelum. The minister passed on spot directions to the concerned authorities to ascertain the details for the same and to bring culprits before the law.
He said after 2014 floods in the state, it has been endeavor of government to raise and strengthen the embankments to avoid slumping of banks.
He reiterated that the government is committed to put every effort for prevention and mitigation of natural disasters and to reduce the impacts and risks of hazards through proactive measures.’

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