Rescue, relief operations geared up across the country

CHITRAL: Chitral scouts officials distribute relief goods among flood affected persons of Chitral on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. More than half million people affected by flood in Chitral seeking for aid by Government and NGOs.

ISLAMABAD, Jul 28: Flood situation in country is constantly being monitored and relief camps have been set up in the affected areas. Rescue and relief operations have also been geared up in the flood-hit areas across the country.
The local administrations and the Pakistan Army are engaged in joint efforts to provide immediate relief to the affected people.
Civil administration and army contingents are actively participating in these operations.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has directed the Provincial Cabinet committee on Flood to take all out measures to save the lives and properties of low-lying areas along the rivers.
He said sufficient stock of necessary medicines should be available in the medical camps and additional boats be sent to the affected villages of South Punjab.
The Provincial Disaster Management Authority Punjab is providing three time meal to flood affectees in relief camps set up in seven flood hit districts of the province.
Relief Commissioner Punjab Nadeem Ashraf said the authority has so far provided eight thousand six hundred tents and two hundred and thirty two boats to the district administrations.
The Punjab Relief Commissioner said vaccination of livestock is also being carried out in the flood hit areas.
Relief and rescue operations are in full swing in the flood hit Katcha areas of Ghotki, Kashmor, Larkana, Sukkur, Badin and Khairpur in Sindh.
In Chitral, relief items are being air-dropped in the flood hit areas while in Gilgit Baltistan, the government has accelerated relief activities for the flood affected people.
Member Disaster Risk Reduction of National Disaster Management Authority Ahmad Kamal says so far one hundred and fifty six thousand people have been shifted to safer places from flood affected areas.


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