Deploys hovercrafts, helicopters in flood affected areas
Pakistan Navy relief operations continued nationwide and extended its efforts to flood-hit areas of South Punjab and Sindh. The Pakistan Navy hovercrafts and helicopters used to evacuate stranded people to safer places, said the Pakistan Navy spokesperson Rear Admiral Naeem Sarwar in a tweet on the official Twitter handle of Director General Public Relations. He further wrote that the Pakistan Navy teams provided medical assistance and ration to effected populace.
The Pakistan Navy relief operations were extended in areas of Rajanpur, DI Khan, Mirpur Khas, Sukkur, Dadu, Sanghar and Saj. The Pakistan Navy on Sunday deployed hovercrafts and helicopters in flood affected areas to expedite evacuation process. The relief and rescue operations continued in different flood affected areas of Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Mirpur Khas, Sukkur, Sanghar, Qambar Shahdadkot Sajawal, Rajanpur, Paharpur and Dera Ismail Khan, a Pakistan Navy news release said. Pakistan Navy had deployed two hovercrafts to evacuate stranded people in flood water at Dadu District. These hovercrafts have evacuated hundreds of trapped people from Goth Ahmed Khan Chandio in Khairpur Nathan Shah to high point safe areas.
These hovercrafts are capable to be operated on water, land and muddy areas. PN utilizes them for defence of Creeks Areas. Currently, stationing of hovercrafts to evacuate standard people will speed up the rescue operation at far flung and remote areas where evacuation through small boats is difficult. Meanwhile Pakistan Navy personnel are also wholeheartedly undertaking Rescue and relief operations through use of Helicopters at far off ranges.
PN relief teams are providing ration bags, drinking water and cooked food to rescued people. Additionally, large number of medical camps have been established to provide free medicines amongst flood victims. Pakistan Navy is resolutely committed to support the countrymen during this natural calamity.