Pak Army relief operation continues in Sindh

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan army continued its flood relief efforts and rescue operations in different parts of Sindh province on Monday.

According to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Army personnel removed rainwater from underpasses located at Karachi’s Golimar, Golimar and KPT areas, adding that these underpasses have been reopened for traffic.

However, the dewatering process was continued in various areas inundated with rainwater, read the statement.

The Army personnel were also shifting vehicles trapped in rainwater to safe locations and removing other obstacles from the major thoroughfares in order to ensure a smooth flow of traffic in the metropolis.

The ISPR said that 32 medical camps and 56 relief camps were also established with the support of the civil administration in the city.

“Three field medical centers have been established in Karachi’s Qayyumabad, Surjani and Saadi Town, where affected people are provided medical facilities,” it added.

Army troops evacuated more than 350 people to safer places struck in flood-hit areas of Dadu while cooked meals provided to people affected due to rains. In Badin where five villages have been flooded.

On August 29, Pakistan Army’s engineers had continued the de-watering process at the underpasses in Karachi, clearing rainwater from at least one of them.

According to a press release issued by the ISPR, the dewatering process had been completed at the COD underpass at Shahra-e-Faisal while the process to drain water from the KPT underpass was ongoing.

The armed forces continue to provide ration, cooked food and other basic commodities to the rain-affectees through its mobile teams, ISPR had said.

Heavy rains have wreaked havoc in Pakistan’s economic hub. The means of transportation and electricity have been disrupted due to which the citizens are facing severe difficulties.

The suffering of scores of Karachiites saw no end on Monday as parts of the metropolis remained waterlogged and without power, an agonizing five days after record-breaking rainfall caused widespread devastation in the city.

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