173 people shifted through heli operation

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Commissioner Malakand Division Shaukat Ali Yousafzai on Sunday said that rescue and relief measures are being monitored at the district and divisional levels, and relief packages are being distributed to the affected families in the districts of Upper and Lower Chitral, Dir Upper and Lower and Mingora.

He said that Provincial Heli Service provided relief items to people in Kalam and Utror and rescued tourists throughout the day.

He said that 30 people from Kumrat and 143 people from Kalam were transferred to Shringal University and Saidu Sharif respectively through Heli Service.

Children and women were transferred to safe places on a priority basis by Provincial Heli Service he said. Commissioner Shaukat Ali Yousafzai said that relief and rehabilitation activities are ongoing in Shangla District, Chitral Lower and Upper, Dir Lower and Upper, and Swat, in which food and medicine, and other essential items are being provided.

He said that the restoration of link roads and bridges had been kicked off on an emergency basis.

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