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Pakistan Army, FC Troops Assist Civil Administration in Flood Hit Areas

KARACHI: Pakistan army and FC troops are assisting civil administration in rescue and relief efforts due to recent flooding.

According to ISPR, two army aviation helicopters have been flown from Karachi to Othal , Lasbella areas. These helicopters had attempted during last 48 hours also but could not fly due to bad weather conditions. The helicopters will now shift stranded people to safer places and also transport necessary relief items. General Officer Commanding at Gawadar visited Othal area to oversee rescue and relief efforts. Today senior local commander at Khuzdar will visit flood affected areas of Khuzdar and surroundings.

Also, ground rescue and relief teams are busy in Othal, Jhal Magsi in shifting people to safer places and provision of food and water to local residents. Doctors and paramedics are providing medical care to affected people. Coastal highway has been opened for all kinds of traffic. Efforts are in hand to repair the damaged communication infrastructure and restore utilities. Protection bund in Turbat which was breached has been repaired.

In Punjab, troops are assisting civil administration in relief Efforts in DG Khan due to flash flooding/ hill torrents . 2 Medical camps have been established by Army to provide medical care to local people affected due to floods.

And in Sindh, apart from dewatering efforts in Karachi, troops are busy in relief efforts in Jamshoro and Gharo areas.

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