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Pak army’s relief efforts in quake-hit areas underway: ISPR

QUETTA: Pakistan Army’s damage assessment effort in quake-hit areas is in progress, while ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance) missions are flying over affected areas, said a ISPR statement issued here.

Director General Frontier Works Organization (DG FWO) visited Karakoram Highway (KKH) with troops, addition to ground teams. Two Army helicopters are also participating in ongoing relief missions, one each in Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkha.

The ISPR said 27 out of 45 landslides have been cleared by FWO so far at KKH. Rescue work is ongoing and rescue teams are spread in Gilgit Baltistan. 30% capacity of all Civil Military Hospitals (CMH) across country has been enhanced.

A special C-130 cargo plane of Pakistan Air Force left for Chitral today carrying 7 tons of ration, 2500 ready meals, additional medical teams, 1000 tents and blankets for distribution in remote areas.

At least 20 tons of ration, 10,000 ready to eat meals, 1000 tents and 500 blankets have been dispatched by road for distribution in Dir District. An Army relief Camp and various ration distribution points have also been established.

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