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Army assisting rescue efforts flood-hit areas: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Tuesday that Pakistan Army troops were assisting the civil administration with rescue and relief efforts in different areas across the country hit by recent urban flooding as at least 18 more people became victims of torrential spell of monsoon rains across the country.

Pakistan Army teams established relief camps including medical facilities and distributed necessary food and ration among the local residents, the ISPR said.

ISPR in a statement said “Pakistan Army emergency response teams are consistently busy in dewatering and supplying basic food necessities and medical care to affected population.”

Dewatering teams are carrying out flood relief operations in Jamshoro district, Gharo grid station, Karachi South including Sharea Faisal and Nipa Chowrangi, Lasbela, Turbat and Quetta.

 “Various standby and response teams are stationed at various locations in Sindh and Balochistan for relief activities and to counter any emergency situation due flooding,” it added.

Pakistan Army troops and mobile medical teams provided relief goods and free medicines to hundreds of locals in Jamshoro, Gharo, Keamari and Nipa Chowrangi. Medical teams also provided medical aid to over 1,500 people in Quetta, Turbat and Lasbela, the statement concluded.

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