QUETTA: Pakistan Navy on Friday carried out rescue and relief operations in the rain-affected areas of Balochistan.
According to a naval spokesperson, food packets and drinking water were distributed in the calamity-hit areas of Balochistan. aval troops shifted stranded people to safer places and provided food and shelter.
Medical teams of the Pakistan Navy have established several camps where affectees were provided free medicines after check-up. Pakistan Navy’s troops also assisted the civil administration in draining out accumulated rainwater and vowed to help the public.
Pakistan Navy troops reached far-flung areas like Bandri village, Musa Mor, Jiwani, and Mullah bund and distributed relief commodities. More than 1000 patients were provided free medicines & treatment.
Many areas of Balochistan including Quetta have received heavy rainfall, while Ziarat and Kan Mehtarzai mountains have received snowfall.
Gwadar, Kech declared calamity-hit
Earlier, Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo has said the provincial government has decided to declare Gwadar and Kech districts calamity-hit areas.
Talking to reporters during his visit to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) headquarters, he said huge losses had occurred in Gwadar and Kech districts due to heavy rains that lashed the coastal areas.
Bizenjo said the authorities concerned, including army, navy, Frontier Corps, police and Levies Force, had started rescue and relief operations in the rain-hit areas immediately, along with the civil administration.
He said the government was making all-out efforts to provide relief and shelter to the people rendered homeless as rain and floodwater had entered their houses in Gwadar and Kech districts.
PDMA director general briefed the chief minister on the relief and rescue operation in the calamity-hit areas and said that tents, blankets, food items and drinking water were being distributed among the rain-affected families in both districts.
Bizenjo said the government had issued an alert before the start of rains and snowfall in the province and sent relief goods and machinery well before time to face any disaster.
He said that more relief goods would be provided to the PDMA to send them to all areas as there were reports that the authority had faced a shortage of relief goods during the recent earthquake in Harnai.