COAS Gen Bajwa to visit flood-hit DI Khan, Rojhan today
Army helicopters rescue nearly 1,100 more people, deliver 72 tons of relief items
September 1, 2022 01:06 PM
Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa will visit flood-stricken areas of Dera Ismael Khan and Rojhan today, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
General Bajwa had visited a number of flood-hit cities in Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the recent past.
Army Flood Control helpline 1125 for KP and 1135 for rest of Pakistan are functioning. People can reach out on these emergency numbers for assistance/help, said a statement issued by the ISPR on Thursday.
Army aviation effort
As many as 157 Army helicopters sorties flown to evacuate stranded people and transport rations.
About 1,087 stranded individuals evacuated and delivered 72 tons of relief items through army aviation.
Rescue & relief efforts
More than 50,000 individuals have been shifted to safer locations from calamity-hit areas.
Over 51,000 patients treated and provided 3-5 days’ free medicines to patents in various medical camps.
Relief collection camps
221 Relief Items Collection Points established across the country. 1,231 tons relief items along with other sustenance including medicines collected and being dispatched to flood victims; 25,000 meals ready-to-eat ( MRE), have been made available by the Army to provide immediate assistance to flood affectees.
Province-wise collection points are as under: 85 in Punjab, 15 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 43 in Sindh, 41 in Balochistan, 30 in Azad Kashmir and three in Gilgit Baltistan.
Timely restoration of communication infrastructure by Frontier Works Organization including KKH and Jaglot Skardu Road in sync with National Highway Authority have been ensured.
Additional engineer and medical troops/resources have been moved to Karachi to augment rescue/relief operations in Sindh.