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COAS Sharif visits flood-hit Gujranwala, Mandi Bahauddin

GUJRANWALA: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif has visited the flood-hit areas in Gujranwala and Mandi Bahauddin on Tuesday and observed Pakistan Army’s rescue and relief operation there, ARY News reported.

On this occasion, local commanders briefed the COAS about the ongoing rescue and relief operation by the Pakistan Army. General Raheel Sharif directed the officials to utilize all available resources in this regard. He vowed that the flood-victims will not be left alone in this testing hour of time.

The Army Chief said that the Pakistan Army will provide all possible assistance to the affected people.

Earlier to this, General Raheel Sharif also witnessed the ongoing rescue and relief works by the military troops in the flood-hit areas adjacent to the Qadirabad Headworks in district Hafizabad.

According to the ISPR, military’s public relations wing, Pak-Army troops have so far rescued 16,383 people, who were trapped in disconnected areas. Military personnel also distributed 5,676 kg of dry food items among the flood-affectees.

Corps Commander Gujranwala, Lt. Gen. Salim Nawaz also took aerial view of flood-hit Jalalpur Bhattian and Pindi Bhattian, where 3,325 masses were shifted to safer places through boats and choppers of the military’s Aviation Wing.

On the other hand, Pakistan Navy rescued hundreds of people in Chiniot on Tuesday; expert divers and special boats are taking part in the operation, while Pakistan Navy’s medical teams are also providing medical facility to the flood-victims.

Moreover, Pakistan Navy also provided drinking water and edibles to the flood-affected people in Chiniot.

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