PM discusses flood situation with COAS, NDMA chairman
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Sunday discussed the flood situation and relief operations in the country with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Lt General Akhtar Nawaz.
According to the 24News HD TV channel, the PM made a telephonic contact with the COAS and NDMA chairman to discuss the situation of flood affectees and relief and rehabilitation operations in the flood-hit areas, especially in Sindh province.
During a conversation with the COAS, the PM stressed upon acceleration of the rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts, PM Office Media Wing said in a press release.
The army chief apprised the prime minister of the army’s full cooperation in the rescue and relief operations in Sindh province.
The PM directed for provision of helicopters in the province as the road and bridges had been damaged in the province. He observed that helicopters would be helpful in the rescue and relief operations since the linking roads between Sindh and Balochistan provinces had been eroded.
He also appreciated the cooperation and passion of the Pakistan Army in the rescue and relief operations.
General Bajwa also informed that he had issued special direction to the Commander Southern Command over the relief activities in Balochistan.
The PM directed the relevant authorities of Benazir Income Support Programme to immediately distribute supporting amount among the flood affectees of Sindh province.
The NDMA chairman apprised the prime minister of the latest situation of rainfall and floods in Sindh and also about the cooperation extended during the ongoing rescue and relief operations in the two provinces and the measures taken so far.