General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), requested action be taken against individuals guilty for allowing illegal structures in the flood-affected districts on Tuesday.The COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa told the media during a visit to flood-hit areas, “Same devastation was witnessed in 2010 when the flood hit Kalam; therefore, action must be taken against those who are responsible for allowing illegal constructions in the area to avoid this situation in the future.
In addition, COAS expressed gratitude for the prompt assistance provided to flood victims and thanked friendly nations for not abandoning Pakistan during this trying time.”Friends of Pakistan have never left us alone at a tough time,” he said. “We are getting good feedback across Pakistan, especially from abroad Pakistanis.”
The army aircraft has so far carried out 82 flights in flood-affected areas for rescue and relief operations, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).According to the ISPR, about 27 helicopter missions were conducted over the course of the last 24 hours to distribute 23.753 tonnes of rations and relief supplies and extract 316 victims who were stuck in the affected areas.
In addition, 3,540 meal packets and 250 tents were given out to flood victims. The army also set up 51 free medical camps where 33,025 patients received treatment.