ISLAMABAD Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, Friday, presumed that in case of the worst situation, 32 more villages might be affected in the calamity-hit area of Hunza. Relief camps have been set up with all possible facilities and people of these area have been evacuated to avoid any untoward situation, he said while addressing a press conference here at the Press Information Department building. He was flanked by Minister for Information & Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira. Both the ministers expressed gratitude to all the organisations working in the area for rehabilitation of the displaced persons and making arrangements for overflow of water of the lake through spillway. Sensing the situation, Manzoor Wattoo said, Incumbent government has adopted all possible measures to avoid loss of lives. Giving a background, Wattoo said that the unfortunate incident first occurred on January 4, due to heavy landsliding in the area. Soon after the incident, experts and analysts of the related field started their work on special instructions to avoid any untoward situation, he said adding that the landsliding still continued in the area. Affectees trapped due to heavy debris, flood behind the lake were evacuated and items of daily use were being provided to them. It was difficult task to work on fluffy soil where land sliding is continuing, he said. To a question, he said that all types of machinery to clear debris was already there. The government has conducted detailed study from NESPAK to ascertain the future calamity like situation as a pre-emptive measure. The Minister said that on the instruction of Prime Minister Rs5.25 lakh have been distributed among the families of 19 martyred and Rs1 lakh among the injured. He said that it was also announced to distribute Rs1 lakh on immediate basis among the affectees whose houses were inundated. To a question, he said that there was no danger to Terbela dam as it was saved. Government is adopting the best possible measures to avoid any untoward situation, he added, he said. Kaira said that during his visit, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani directed the Gilgit-Baltistan government to assess damages occurred due to the natural calamity and the federal government would announce a comprehensive compensation package in the light of this assessment. According to Kaira, Prime Minister directed the National Highway Authority to take on rehabilitation work of 22-km long Karakoram Highway patch depleted because of the Attabad lake on priority basis. Prime Minister also addressed the joint sitting of Gilgit-Biltistan and announced a number of development projects, he added.