ISLAMABAD: Pakistan army troops deployed across the country in aid of civil power under article 245, the military said on Saturday. The troops are assisting Federal and Provincial administrations in ensuring enforcement measures for containment of COVID-19 with focus on Public Safety. All points of entries (POE) being manned and monitored, establishment of joint Check Posts and joint patrolling with other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) being carried out effectively. Contact tracking, tracing to identify and isolate suspected individuals being done to ensure containment of COVID-19 spread. Army troops are assisting in management of quarantine facilities. A total of 182 Quarantine facilities have been established across the country. According to reports, details of troops deployment are as under: Azad Kashmir: Army troops are assisting civil administration for enforcement measures in various parts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir including Kotli, Bhimber, Mirpur, Barnala, Muzafarabbad, Bagh, Kel & Rawalakot. Balochistan: Troops have been deployed in 9 districts in far flung areas of Balochistan province including Awaran, Dukki, Chaghi, Lasbela, Kalat, Naushki, Khuzdar, Sibbi and Gawadar. Chaman Border closed for all types of move less food item vehicles.
Army troops, doctors and paramedics assisting civil administration in managing Taftan Quarantine facility. An additional container based quarantine facility for 600 individuals being established at Taftan. Tent based Quarantine facility with 805 tents with allied facilities as per best practices being established at Chaman. Army field medical battalion with specialist doctors and paramedics deployed at Chaman for management of Quarantine facility. Container based Quarantine facility for 300 individuals being established at VIllage Killi Faizu, Chaman. Gilgit- Baltistan: Army troops have been deployed in all 10 districts and far flung areas of Gilgit-Baltistan to assist civil administration for enforcement measures, screening and testing measures taken by GB Govt. Pakistan army helicopters flew special sorties through Khunjrab pass for transporting and distribution of medical equipment received from China including 5 Ventilators, 2000 testing kits, 2000 medical suits, 2000 N95 Masks & 0.2 Million Face Masks on 27th March.
ICT: Joint check posts on entry/exit points,
joint patrolling with police and isolation of suspected localities being
carried out in the Federal Capital. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Troops have been
deployed in 26 Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Four border terminals and inter
provincial boundary being manned and managed at Drazinda. Army troops assisting
civil administration for management of Quarantine camps at Drazinda, Gomal
University, DI Khan, Postgraduate Paramedic Institutes Peshawar. A Quarantine
facility for 1500 individuals being established at Landi Kotal and Jamrud. Army
troops and LEAs are ensuring isolation of 10 residential areas of confirmed
cases at Peshawar, Mardan, Charsada and Bunner. Over 4000 suspected cases
tracked and traced, being isolated to contain spread of COVID-19. Punjab: Army
troops have been deployed in 34 districts of the Punjab province. Joint check
posts have been established on entry/exit points, patrolling with police for
enforcement to measures taken by Provincial
Govt. Troops assisting civil administration in managing DG Khan, Multan, Faisalabad & Lahore Expo Centre Quarantine/isolation facilities. Disinfection campaign underway of various public places including
airport, train platforms and other such public places. Sindh: Troops have been deployed in 29 districts of Sindh province. Pakistan Rangers Sindh along with Police deployed at all entry/exit points. Army troops/Pakistan Rangers and Police Patrolling to enforce measures taken for containment of COVID-19 by provincial government. Troops are assisting civil administration for management of quarantine facilities at Sukkur and Karachi Expo Centre.