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COAS visits flood-affected areas in Rajanpur

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed visited flood-affected areas of Rojhan, District Rajanpur, Punjab.

The army chief visited the flood relief camp and met with flood victims.

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The Pakistan Army is currently engaged with other government authorities in rescue and relief operations to counter flood devastation across Pakistan.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, The Pakistan Army has flown 157 helicopter sorties to evacuate stranded people and transport rations.

The relief operations have resulted in the evacuation of 1087 stranded individuals and delivery of 72 tons of relief items through army aviation.

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More than 50,000 individuals have been shifted to safer locations from calamity hit areas.

Over 51,000 patients have been treated while patients in various medical camps have been provided with 3-5 days of free medicine.

A total of 221 relief items collection points have been established across the country and 1231 tons of relief items, along with other sustenance including medicine items, have been collected and are being dispatched to flood victims. Moreover, 25,000 ‘Meal Ready to Eat’ ( MRE) have been made available by the army to provide immediate assistances to flood affectees.

Punjab has 85 collections points, KP 15, Sindh 43, Balochistan 41, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 30 and Gilgit-Baltistan three.

Furthermore, timely restoration of communication infrastructure by Frontier Works Organization including KKH and Jaglot Skardu Road in collaboration with National Highway Authority has been ensured.



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