Pak army continues flood rescue and relief efforts

By: News Desk
Published: 11:04 PM, 28 Aug, 2022
Pak army continues flood rescue and relief efforts
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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Sunday visited army troops busy in relief activities in far-flung flood-affected areas of Khairpur and Kambar Shahdad Kot. COAS spent the whole day with flood victims in relief and medical camps established for local population at Village Jilani, Khairpur and Kambar Shahdad Kot .

The flood victims at Khairpur and Kambar Shahdad Kot thanked COAS for reaching out to them and sharing their problems and discomfort due to floods. COAS met troops on ground and appreciated their efforts for bringing comfort to the people awaiting their support. Helping the people of Pakistan in need is a noble cause and we must take pride to serve them to best of our abilities, COAS emphasised.

Army pilots’ daring actions

In an extremely dangerous and challenging situation, Pakistan army aviation pilots rescued a stranded individual surrounded by a flood in Kohistan. 

An emergency call was made by the Kohistan administration. Responding immediately, GOC Mangla Division and Commander Mangla Brigade who were on a flood assessment mission near Pattan diverted from their original flight to save the precious life. 

Had they not reached on time the individual could have drowned in the flood. The pilots made daring attempts, to lower the helicopter and the officers and crew lifted the individual safely.

Pakistan Army and Pakistan army aviation keeping in with their traditions will not hesitate to save their brothers and sisters in line with COAS vision that the people of Pakistan are our priority and we won’t rest until every single individual is reached and helped.

Heli Operations

So far 62 heli sorties have been conducted in flood affected areas of the country for rescue and relief operation.

7 x Army Heli (MI-17, Puma & Bell-412) conducted 20 x sorties, evac 246 x stranded individuals and deliver 14.712 x tons of ration/ relief items duration last 24 hrs.

7845 x Ration Packets and 1600 x tents distribution among flood affectees all across the county during the last 24 hours.

29205 x patients treated in various medical camps so far. 

Army Relief Centres

Army Flood relief coordination centre functions under Headquarters Army Air Defence Command with a mandate to coordination rescue and relief efforts in sync with stakeholders at Army level.

217 x Relief items collection points have been established in all Formations Area of Responsibility for collection and onwards distribution of relief stores.

Malam Jabba situation

Light to moderate rains was recorded across the country with Malam Jabba (58mm) receiving max rainfall. 

Punjab and KP rivers situation

Currently River Jhelum, Ravi, Chenab & Sutlej are flowing Normal, while River Indus is at a High Flood Level at Attock, Chasma, Taunsa & Sukkur, Medium Flood level at Kalabagh, Guddu & Kotri, and a Low flood level at Tarbela, River Kabul is at Very High Flood Level at Naushera & High Flood Level at Warsak and River Sawat is at High Flood Level at Amandara & Munda.