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Tuesday December 06, 2022

Army, FC set up thirteen relief camps in different flood-hit districts of Balochistan

Relief camps are providing flood-hit people with cooked food along with other facilities, ISPR says

By APP
October 02, 2022
Pakistan Army troops rescue stranded flood victims in Balochistan — ISPR/ File
Pakistan Army troops rescue stranded flood victims in Balochistan — ISPR/ File

In a bid to provide relief to the flood-affected people of Balochistan, the Pakistan Army and Frontier Corps, along with the help of the civil administration, are continuously carrying out relief and rehabilitation operations in the areas hit by the devastating floods.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Balochistan, in a press release issued Sunday, said the Pakistan Army and FC were assisting the civil administration to provide relief to the flood victims.

It said that as many as 13 relief camps were working in the flood-affected areas of Kohlu, Bolan, Sibi, Dera Murad Jamali, Jafarabad, Nasirabad, Sohabatpur and Jhal Magsi districts, where flood-hit people were provided with cooked food along with other facilities.

During the last 24 hours, as many as 2,661 ration packets, 35,400 water bottles, 3,095 kilogrammes of edibles, including tea leaves, oil, rice and sugar, blankets, mosquito nets, warm clothes and hygiene kits were distributed in Bolan, Sibi, Kalat, Khuzdar, Awaran, Jafarabad, Nasirabad, Jhal Magsi, and Sahabatpur districts.

Under the supervision of the Pakistan Army and FC Balochistan, six collection points were also established in Quetta for the relief of flood victims so that timely assistance could be provided to the deserving people.

“A total of 55 free medical camps were organised by Pakistan Army, FC Balochistan, Pakistan Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and welfare organisations during the last 24 hours to control epidemics and other diseases in the flood-affected districts, in which 4,521 patients were treated.

The ISPR handout further noted that efforts were afoot to restore the damaged infrastructure.