QUETTA - Chief Minister NWFP Amir Haidar Khan Hoti, while assuring all possible cooperation for the assistance of earthquake affectees of Balochistan, has said that he would present a blank cheque on behalf of NWFP government to Chief Minister Balochistan for assistance of people. He expressed these views while addressing a Press conference in Chief Minister's Secretariat flanked by Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani, Afrasiab Khattak President Awami National Party NWFP and other provincial ministers of Balochistan during his visit to Quetta on Monday. Amir Haidar Khan Hoti said that Chief Minister Balochistan apprised him about the losses caused by the massive earthquake and added that those areas which were affected due to earthquake were scattered and it would take time for rehabilitation of the affectees. However, he appreciated provincial government for taking immediate steps in relief operation. He said that efforts of political parties and people who had contributed in rescue and relief activities were highly appreciated. He said that within few days a team of PDMA NWEF would visit the affected areas of Balochistan and provide help to the workers regarding relief and rehabilitation activities. Hoti said that NWFP had sent relief goods comprising of tents, blankets, edibles and medicines and more relief items would be sent to the affected areas. He said that he was well aware of financial difficulties of Balochistan government but after getting provincial autonomy all problems could be solved. "I am presenting a blank cheque on behalf of people of NWFP for our brothers of Balochistan who have been affected due to earthquake," he added. He also requested international donor agencies for provision of assistance to the quake hit people of Balochistan. Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani thanked CM Balochistan for visiting Balochistan and for extending cooperation in a time of need. He informed that relief activities were being continued in all affected areas and added that provincial government had sent a proposal to federal government for providing Rs 407 million for the construction of 1000 houses in affected areas. To a query, he said that affectees were being given tents, blankets and other relief goods. Agencies add: About 30,000 children out of 100,000 people are affected in quake-hit areas of Balochistan who urgently need temporary shelters, food, clean water, warm clothes and emergency medical help, according to UNICEF. A survey is being conducted to assess the losses incurred due to Balochistan's quake while relief operation is underway in quake-affected areas, private TV channel reported. In tough weather conditions, tin-made makeshift temporary shelters are being erected by various welfare organisations in the affected areas. Head of NDMA, Lt-Gen (r) Farooq Ahmed said the earthquake had devastated around 1,000 homes. The authority has dispatched 7,000 tents to the affected areas, he said, adding 8,000 more tents and food are also being sent. Meanwhile, Director General Pakistan Meteorological  Department (PMD) Qamar-uz-Zaman Chaudhry has indicated that high intensity aftershocks will continue in quake-affected areas of Balochistan during the next five days. Talking to PTV, he said the frequency of aftershocks would decrease within four or five days.