RAWALPINDI: Flood relief and rescue operation by army troops continue in Chitral, Gilgit-Baltistan and Southern Punjab.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), 17.5 tons of ration has been distributed in Chitral so far and 164 effected people were rescued by two MI-17 helicopters from Rambur, Kurggh, Birri, Bumboret and Chashma to safer places.
Road N-45 has been opened by Army Engineers for all type of traffic up to Chitral, whereas road from Chitral and Buni is open for light traffic only. Work on Chitral-Bumboret road is in progress. Buni-Masting road is also being repaired.
In Gilgit-Baltistan, 40 km of damaged road in district Astore has been repaired by Army Engineers and restoration of roads in districts Hunza, Sakardu, Khaplu and Ghanche is in progress.
Four relief and medical camps have been established at Shiger, Khaplu and Hunza. Tents have been pitched and cooked food being provided to affectees in relief camps.
Cooked food was also provided to over 2000 families in Waziristan, Shigar and sufficient quantity of K-2 oil provided to affected people of Khaplu. Relief goods were also provided to affected people in Hisper in Hunza district.
In Southern Punjab 71 persons were rescued at Jhakr Imam in D.G Khan Area while Army troops along with boats, Out Boat Motions and life jackets have been employed at likely flood places in Rajanpur, D.G. Khan, Muzafargarh and Layyah. Two medical camps have been established at Rajanpur and Layyah.
Army troops in collaboration with civil administration have evacuated 13893 people in Rahim Yar Khan, Sadiqabad, Khanpur and Liaqatpur during last two days.
The government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has shifted necessary machinery for the rehabilitation of infrastructure in flood affected areas of Chitral.
The floods washed away thirteen bridges and destroyed three main roads in the region. NNI