COAS directs Karachi Corps to step up flood relief operations

By: News Desk
Published: 12:47 AM, 26 Aug, 2020
COAS directs Karachi Corps to step up flood relief operations
Caption: Pakistan Army teams busy in assisting civil administration in providing relief to people in distress due to recent rains.
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Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has directed Karachi Corps to step up flood relief operations to assist affected people due to recent rains in interior Sindh and Karachi. 

“Troops must reach out to affected population in distress and extend all necessary care,” the COAS said.

More than 70 Army and Pakistan Rangers Sindh rescue and relief teams are assisting civil administration in Karachi to provide relief to the affected population, said an ISPR release Tuesday. 

Various parts of metropolitan city Karachi has been suffering badly due to the heavy downpour.

Besides rainfall in Karachi, downpour also occurred in Kirther Ranges which lead to overflow of Lath and Thado dam.

Various areas which got badly affected include: Gulshan e Hadeed, DHA, Gizri, Kimari, North Khi, Nazimabad, Saddar, Landhi, Airport, University Road, Faisal Base, Jinnah terminal, Saadi town, Quaidabad, Yusaf Goth, PAF Faisal, PAF Masroor, and Gulistan e Johar.

Overflow from Lath dam struck Northern Bypass and also caused severe flooding in Malir Nadi bank resulting water flow towards Quaidabad. 

Army rescue teams are shifting affected people of Quaidabad through Army Engineer boats to safer places. 

Army Engineers made 200m long and four feet high bund to avoid flooding of M9 and ensuring proper regulation of water. Three Army Engineers teams were deployed along Mehran drain to avoid its spillover to save K Elec Grid station, Saadi town and Malir Cantt. 

Relief and rescue teams are busy in shifting the people to safer places and being provided shelters. 

Categories : Pakistan, Sindh