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UAE pledges 20 aircraft sorties of relief equipment for flood victims

UAE authorities contact Gen Bajwa in the wake of flood disaster in Pakistan

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities on Monday contacted Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and pledged 20 aircraft full of flood relief equipment for Pakistan’s flood-affected people.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement said that the UAE authorities had contacted the army chief for flood relief assistance. “[The] UAE has pledged 20 aircraft sorties flood relief equipment to assist the flood victims across Pakistan,” it added.

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Peshawar Corps commander visits Swat

Separately, Peshawar Corps Commander Lieutenant General Hassan Azhar Hayat Monday visited the flood-hit areas of Swat.

The commander interacted with the flood victims and tourists, who were evacuated by the Pakistan Army from Kalam and Kumrat, the ISPR said.He also met the locals and troops busy in rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts in the area.

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PAF sets up flood relief fund

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Monday established a flood relief fund for providing relief to victims of torrential rains and flash floods in the country.
Meanwhile, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Babar Sindhu while taking stock of the deteriorating condition of the flood-hit areas instructed officials concerned to accelerate relief efforts. The air chief directed all bases to provide relief to flood victims in coordination with local civil authorities, a PAF news release said. “Additionally, the PAF flood relief donation account was being established to assist flood victims.

PN continues relief operation in Sindh

Also, the Pakistan Navy on Monday continued relief operations in far-flung rural areas of Sindh, including Dadu, Sanghar, Mirpur Khas, Qambar Shahdadkot, Sehwan and Sukkur. The personnel conducted relief operation for the people, including children and women from Christian and Hindu communities in Matli area of Badin, a Pakistan Navy news release said.
“Moreover, medical camps established by the Pakistan Navy were working in different flood-affected areas. The mobile medical service through boats had also been started by the Pakistan Navy to provide medical assistance to the stranded populace and to rescue patients from their doorstep.”

It said that Pakistan Navy teams were rescuing stranded families from flooded areas and shifting them to safer places. “Pakistan Navy troops were also distributing ration bags, cooked food, fresh drinking water and other necessities to the locals. The civil administration and local people appreciated the efforts of the Pakistan Navy in the hour of need.



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