Army, levies personnel continue relief operation in Chitral

Chitral—Relief operation is in full swing in the rain and flood affected areas of Drosh in district Chitral on Tuesday. According to Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pak Army helicopter has airlifted the injured people to Chitral.
The provincial government has provided three hundred and fifty tents, two hundred quilts and kitchen sets to district administration Chitral for distribution among the affected families. Five million rupees have also been provided for purchase relief items for the affected people.
Meanwhile, under the directives of the Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, the provincial government has sent ten trucks, packed with the relief goods for the assistance of the flood-affected people of the Chitral valley in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The consignment consists of tents, blankets, medicines, one hundred food hampers and other articles of relief.
MNA Muhammad Pervaiz Malik, MPA Khawaja Imran Nazir and the Director General of the PDMA, Mr. Khalid Sherdil saw off the relief goods caravan of the trucks at the PDMA warehouse, Jallo Park in Lahore on Tuesday.
Talking to the media on the occasion, MNA Pervaiz Malik said that the caravan will reach Chitral today ( Wednesday) where a representative of the Punjab Government will hand over the goods to the administration of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government.
The flood devastation continued in Chitral while 29 people death has confirmed by administration, whereas Pak Army and Levies forces’ personnel are engaged in relief operation beside administration. As flood came on Saturday night have played havoc in Chitral. According to sources, most of the destruction from flood occurred in Ursoon village where Masjid, check-post and several houses were swept away in flash-flooding.
Several people including women and children compelled to spending day-night under open sky, whereas Pak Army, Levies personnel and Chitral scouts have been helping out of local administration in rescue activities.—Agencies

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