Rawalpindi (Staff Report): Pakistan Army on Wednesday rescued five people, including a woman and two girls, stranded near Sawan River near Rawalpindi, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement.

The army’s media wing said that all the evacuees have been shifted to a safer place. The rescue operation was conducted on helicopters.

“The individuals got stuck due to the sudden rise of water level,” the ISPR said.

Earlier Pak Army announced financial support for Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dam.

“Pakistan Armed Forces contributing to Diamer-Basha & Mohmand Dam Fund. Officers of Pak Army , Navy and Air Force will contribute their 2 days’ pay while soldiers one day’s pay to the announced fund for this national cause,” ISPR Director General Maj. Gen Asif Gafoor said in a tweet.