Representatives of the Pakistan Army, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), and Federal Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal briefed the nation on the rescue and operations still in progress across the country in the wake of the devastating floods.
On Saturday, Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj. Gen. Babar Iftikhar expressed his determination to use all available resources to assist the victims.
He stated during a news conference at the National Flood Response Coordination Centre (NFRCC) in Islamabad that “our people’s confidence is Pakistan Army’s best asset.”
More than a third of Pakistan is under water as a result of one of the worst floods in decades.
According to the NDMA, record monsoon rains and melting glaciers in the northern Himalayas caused floods that have killed at least 1,265 people since June 14.
Gen. Iftikhar gave public assurance that the Pakistan Army will support the people during this trying time.
He stated that we are using every available resource to help the residents in the flood-affected areas get back on their feet.
The DG ISPR said that the army has chosen to postpone its Defence Day event at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi out of respect for the flood victims.
Ahsan Iqbal said that the government has started rebuilding the roads, motorways, and electrical feeders that had been destroyed by the floods.
The minister went on to say that 69 of the 81 grid stations that had been damaged by flooding around the nation had been repaired. In the same way, 758 of the 881 damaged feeders had been restored.
Chairman NDMA Lt. Gen. Akhtar Nawaz stated that Pakistan has seen the worst effects of climate change this year, including forest fires and devastation-causing floods.
He described the extent of the damage, saying that more than 1,200 people, mostly children, had died in the floods and hundreds had been injured.