KARACHI: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on directions of Chief of the Air Staff PAF Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman have started relief works in rain-affected areas of Karachi.
The PAF spokesman said the Base Commanders of four PAF Bases (PAF Masroor, PAF Faisal, PAF Malir, PAF Korangi Creek) in the city have started relief operations in the rain-affected areas situated near their bases.
PAF helicopters are taking part in the relief and rescue operations in the areas which have been inundated by the heavy rains in Karachi.
Teams from PAF Base Masroor are carrying out relief operations in nearby situated various villages (Goths) and have so far distributed rations among three thousand needy families, said the PAF spokesperson.
At least 17 people were dead in rain-related incidents on Thursday as torrential downpour continued to lash various parts of Karachi. Most of them were electrocuted in separate incidents.
Thado dam breach led to thousands of cusecs of water gushing out which has flooded nearby areas including Usman Khaskheli Goth, Amir Bux Goth and Saadi Town.
The city administration had sought the assistance of the Pakistan Army after several areas were submerged after heavy downpours the metropolis.
The situation further turned even worse due to flooding of low-lying areas as the Meteorological Department forecast new spell of monsoon rain till Friday coupled with thunderstorm.
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