Army Chief takes aerial view of Karachi flood situation


Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa took an aerial view of Karachi on Tuesday to inspect the impact of urban flooding in the city caused by the recent heavy spell of rains, the military said.

“Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa reached Karachi directly from KSA,” said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement.

The military’s media wing added that Gen Bajwa was briefed about the latest situation of flooding and the army’s complete support rendered to the civil administration in Karachi.

Meanwhile, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa mingled with Hajj pilgrims at the Holy Kaaba where a number of Pakistanis took pictures with him.

The army chief, wearing a white shalwar kameez, was surrounded by the pilgrims as they rushed to take selfies with the top-ranking military official.

During his interaction, COAS Bajwa asked pilgrims to pray for Pakistan’s prosperity. In response to the army chief’s request for prayers for Pakistan, the people said: “May God grant you a long life.”

In the video, Gen Bajwa can be seen meeting people without any protocol and allowing them to take pictures with him.

Prominent Pakistani personalities, including JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, PPP leader Sharmila Farooqui, and pacer Shoaib Akhtar, are also in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj.—INP


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