Army assisting in rescue & relief efforts in flood affected areas: ISPR

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: Pakistan Army troops are assisting civil administration in rescue and relief efforts in flood affected areas of Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).


In a statement on Wednesday, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that Pakistan Army and FC Balochistan Emergency Response teams are constantly busy in dewatering, supplying basic food necessities and medical care to affected population.

The ISPR said that water is being drained from the affected areas through dewatering pumps and tankers.

It said that more than 700 families trapped during floods in Bolan, Lasbela, Othal and Jhal Magsi and Ghizer were shifted to safe places.

The ISPR said that Pakistan Army has established free medical camps at Hub, Lasbela, Othal, Zeropoint, Deodar and Ghizer GB where people are being provided medical facilities and free medicines. 7.5 tons of food items, shelters and other relief materials have been provided in Lasbela, Othal, Jhal Magsi, Khuzdar and other affected areas.

The ISPR said that standby response teams are stationed at various locations in Balochistan for relief activities and to counter any emergency situation due to flooding.

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