Armed forces continue rescue, relief in rain-hit province


At the end of the 33rd day of the rescue services of the Pakistan Army in the flood-affected areas of Sindh, 2,500 people were shifted to safer places via army boats, trucks and helicopters, stated an Inter Services Public Relations release on Thursday.
Over 4,000 tonnes of ration have been air-transported and distributed in the flooded parts of the province, including Sanghar and Badin, whereas over 2,000 patients have been treated in various medical camps of the army.
According to a release issued by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), a Crisis Control Cell has been established at the PAF Headquarters in Islamabad to centrally control the rescue and relief activities.
Additionally, collection points have been established at all PAF bases to collect relief goods and donations for the flood victims.
PAF helicopters and boats have been positioned at flood-affected districts to assist in relief operations.
Medical camps are also being established at various locations to provide emergency medical facilities to the affected people.
PAF employees have contributed their two days’ salary as donation for the flood-affected people.
Moreover, The Pakistan Navy’s rescue operation has also commenced in Jan Sahib Town of Benazirabad district.
In the past 24 hours, 1,084 stranded people have been evacuated to safer places in Tarai, Pangrio, Jhudo and Khoski, whereas 540 affectees were provided medical treatment through medical camps.
Mobile medical teams also treated 394 people in the affected areas.