COAS assures flood affectees full support during Rojhan visit

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Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday reached flood affected areas of Rojhan, Distt Rajinpur, Punjab, said a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations.

According to the military’s media wing, General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited flood relief camp and met flood victims.

During visit to Rohjan, he assured flood affectees that Pakistan Army will help them to overcome their problems in these difficult times.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa directed ground troops to take this responsibility as a noble cause and spare no effort to lessen the burden of flood affected brothers and sisters.

The ISPR added that relief efforts in flood-hit areas across the country are underway by the Pakistan Army. According to the military’s media wing, 157 Army helicopter sorties evacuated 1,087 stranded people and transported 72 tons of relief items to the flood-affected areas.

More than 50,000 individuals have been shifted to safer locations from calamity-hit areas and over 51,000 patients were given health assistance in various medical camps and were provided free medicine for 3-5 days, added the ISPR.

Pakistan Army has also established 221 relief items collection points across the country as part of a donation drive to provide relief to flood affectees.

The army has established 85 collection points in Punjab, 15 in KP, 43 in Sindh, 41 in Balochistan, another 30 in AJK and three in Gilgit-Baltisan.

A total of 1,231 tons of relief items including medicines were collected and are now being dispatched to flood victims. The military’s media wing stated that 25,000 ready-to-eat meals were also being sent to flood-hit areas.

According to the latest update by the military, ‘timely’ restoration has been ensured for communication infrastructure including the Karakoram Highway, which was severed at several points due to floods and landslides, and the Jaglot-Skardu Road by the National Highway Authority and the Frontier Works Organisation

The ISPR also added that additional engineer and medical detachments and resources were moved to Karachi to aid in rescue and relief operations in Sindh.

The Pakistan Army has established a flood control help line and has advised people to reach out on these emergency numbers for assistance: 1125 for KP and 1135 for the rest of Pakistan.

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