Pakistan Army continues rescue, relief operations in flood-hit areas


Pakistan Army troops are busy in rescue and relief operations in flood hit areas of the country.

As per details, Karakoram Highway (KKH) has been opened for light traffic after restoring of road at Zaid Khar, which was the last portion not cleared till now. It will take some time for heavy traffic.

However, transportation on light traffic including Babusar route is being used for fuel and essential commodities in GB as of now. Light Traffic Vehicles are allowed to move on KKH after opening of washed away road. FWO is assessing on restoration of two way traffic of

Heavy Traffic Vehicles with NHA. KKH is open for traffic; however, some limitations apply. Thakot to Kayal Bridge: Two ways open for all types of traffic.

KayalBridge: One way open for light & medium vehicles up to 6 Wheel trucks, Bowzersup to 10 Tons. Zaid Khwar: One way open since 2350 hours last night for light & medium vehicles up to 6 Wheel trucks, Bow zersupto 10 tons.

Two way open for all types of traffic through diversion. Two ways open for light traffic only restoration of heavy traffic will be possible hopefully by 4 September.

On the other hand Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has fulfilled his promise regarding restoration of Bahrain Bridge damaged by the recent floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

On the direction of Army Chief, the Pakistan Army Engineering Corps has geared up its effort to repair the damaged infrastructure across the province.

General Bajwa during his visit to Swat on August 30, promised to repair the Bahrain Bridge within 6 days. The bridge connects Bahrain with Swat, Mingora and Khwaza Khela and when it was swept away during recent floods, Bahrain was cut off from other areas.

Much to the pleasure of people living in these areas, the Army engineers worked day and night and succeeded in repairing the Bahrain Bridge. Bahrain seemed to be divided into two separate parts after its bridge washed away.


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