Army, PAF and Navy continue rescue, relief operations in flood-hit areas

Army, PAF and Navy continue rescue, relief operations in flood-hit areas

Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Teams of Pakistan Army, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and Pakistan Navy (PN) continues rescue and relief operations in the flood ravaged areas of the country, the military's media wing said on Friday.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Friday, 200 helicopter sorties have been flown in various areas of Pakistan to evacuate stranded people and also transport ration and medicines.

During the last 24 hours, 1991 stranded individuals were evacuated and 162.6 tons of relief items were delivered by Pakistan Army to the flood-affected people.

So far, 50,000 individuals have been shifted to safer locations from calamity hit areas.

147 relief camps are functional round the clock in flood-affected areas of Sindh, Southern Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). More than 60,000 patients have been treated.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Navy also continues relief activities in the flood-affected areas of the country.

In a statement, a spokesperson of Pakistan Navy said that supply of essential commodities to the flood victims in Dera Ismail Khan, Rajanpur and Sindh is being ensured through continued air and land operation.

He said Pak-Navy, through medical camps and mobile medical teams, is providing medical assistance to flood victims.

The spokesperson added that marooned people in different areas have also been rescued and shifted to safer locations by Pakistan Navy.

Moreover, the PAF is also actively participating in relief operations in flood-hit areas of the country.

In last 24 hours, PAF medical teams treated 2,617 patients.

PAF is reaching out to the needy families whose houses have been damaged in the natural calamity.

Besides, 4,794 dry ration packs, 8,825 cooked food packets and 705 water bottles were also distributed amongst the needy families.