Flood Relief And Rescue Operation By Army Troops

Flood Relief And Rescue Operation By Army Troops

Flood relief and rescue operation by army troops continue in Chitral, Gilgit – Baltistan and Southern Punjab.

Chitral: At Chitral 17.5 tons of ration has been distributed so far and 164 effected people were rescued by two MI-17 helicopters from Rambur, Kurggh, Birri, Bumboret and Chashma to safer places. Road N-45 has been opened by Army Engineers for all type of traffic tillChitral, whereas road from Chitral and Buni is open for light traffic only. Work on road Chitral – Bubmoret is in progress. Road Buni – Masting is also being repaired.

Gilgit – Baltistan: 40 km of damaged road in district Astore has been repaired by Army Engineers and restoration of roads in districtHunza, Sakardu, Khaplu and Ghanche is in progress.

4 relief / medical camps have been established at Shiger, Khaplu and Hunza. Tents have been pitched and cooked food being provided to effecties in relief camps.

Cooked food was also provided to over 2000 families in Waziristan / Shigar and sufficient quantity of K-2 oil provided to affected people of Khaplu. Relief goods were also provided to affected people in Hisper in Hunza district.

Southern Punjab:   71 persons were rescued at Jhakr Imam in D.G Khan area while Army troops alongwith boats, Out Boat Motions (OBMs) and life jackets have been employed at likely flood places in Rajanpur, D.G Khan, Muzafargarh and Layyah. 2 medical camps have been established at Rajanpur and Layyah.

While Army troops in collaboration with civil administration have evacuated 13893 people in Rahim Yar Khan, Sadiqabad, Khanpur and Liaqatpur during last two days.