Pak Army, admin step up relief operation in Balochistan

QUETTA: The Pakistan Army, civil administration and other welfare organizations have stepped up relief and rehabilitation efforts in the flood-ravaged areas of Balochistan.

According to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release on Thursday, relief operation was in full swing in the flood-hit areas including Quetta, Duki, Loralai, Pishin, Qila Saifullah, Bolan, Sibi, Dera Bugti, Khuzdar, Lasbela, Awaran, Dera Murad Jamali, Jhal Magsi, Jafarabad, Nasirabad, and Sohabatpur.

The ISPR informed that ration including, 5,175 bottles of drinking water, 633 sacks of wheat, blankets, tents, milk pack, anti-mosquito nets, were distributed to 5,712 flood affected people of the province during the past 24 hours.

As many as 14 relief camps are functioning in the flood affected areas of Kohlu, Sibi, Dera Murad Jamali, Nasirabad, Sohabatpur and Jhal Magsi where cooked food, ration and medical treatment are being provided to the flood-stricken people.

Ration packets were also delivered by helicopters to the flood-affected areas.

On behalf of Pakistan Army and FC Balochistan, eight collection points have been established in Quetta, Chaman, Noshki, and Dalbandin for the flood victims while the recovery and rehabilitation of the flood victims is also ongoing.

A series of free medical camps is also ongoing in the flood-affected districts to protect the victims from infectious diseases.

During the last 24 hours, 85 free medical camps were organized by Pakistan Army, FC Balochistan and PDMA in which 11201 patients were treated and free medicines were provided.

Likewise efforts of Pak Army and FC were going on along with the civil administration to restore the means of transportation.

All the highways of Balochistan have been fully opened for traffic while the National Highway Authority, Pakistan Army, FC Balochistan, Pakistan Coast Guard and Civil Administration are busy to maintain the flow of traffic on national highways.

ISPR handout maintained that teams constituted for damage assessment has completed 90 percent of their task.

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