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Rescue operation continues in flood-affected areas: ISPR

Pakistan Army has continued its nationwide rescue and relief efforts after several regions were devastated by unprecedented rainfall.

On Tuesday, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), rescue activities were carried out in the districts of Hyderabad, Sanghar, Badin, Thatta, Jamshoro, and Noshero Feroz, and others in Sindh.

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Two army helicopters were flown from Karachi to the affected areas of interior Sindh to expedite the rescue and relief efforts.

The military’s media wing said that rations were also handed into the impacted areas and people were given medical assistance.

The army maintained its support for Punjab’s civil government, and helicopters flew four flights to the worst-affected districts, including Mubarki, Fazla Katch, and Basti Buzdar, where they dropped off supplies to flood victims in remote and inaccessible sections of the Dera Ghazi Khan district.

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According to the statement, tents and rations were also transported to the flood victims.

The army and Frontier Corps troops in Balochistan provided support to the local government in Quetta, Pishin, Qila Saif Ullah, Ziarat, Zhob, Loralai, and Noshki.

ISPR said that relief camps had been established in the Naseerabad, Duki, and Lasbela districts and that military and FC medical camps had also been constructed in flood-affected areas.

According to the ISPR, Frontier Corps soldiers also helped the local government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and carried out relief efforts in Chitral and other flood-affected districts.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif earlier discussed the flood situation, rescue, relief, and rehabilitation efforts in the affected districts with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lt Gen Akhtar Nawaz.



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