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COAS directs Karachi Corps to step up flood relief operations

Pakistan Army and Rangers helped the city administration in rescue operations as the heavy rain lashed parts of Karachi


Pakistan Army continues relief activities and rescue operations after the heavy rain lashed put various parts of Karachi on Tuesday.

COAS General Bajwa has directed Karachi Corps to step up flood relief operations and to assist affected people due to recent rains in interior Sindh and Karachi.

“Troops must reach out to the affected population in distress and extend all necessary care”, COAS.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), more than 70 Army and Pakistan Rangers Sindh rescue and relief teams are assisting civil administration to provide relief to the affected population.

In a statement released on Tuesday, ISPR said, “Due to heavy rains in Karachi, various parts of the metropolitan city got badly affected. Besides rainfall in Karachi, downpour also occurred in Kirther Ranges which lead to overflow of Lath and Thado dam”.

“Overflow from Lath dam struck Northern Bypass and also caused severe flooding in Malir Nadi bank resulting in water flow towards Quaidabad”, it added.

“Army rescue teams are shifting affected people of Quaidabad through boats to safer places, the ISPR said.

“Three army engineering teams are deployed along Mehran drain to avoid its spillover to save K-Electric Grid station, Saadi town and Malir Cantt areas,” the media wing said adding that relief and rescue teams are busy in shifting the people to safer places and providing shelter and cooked food to them.

The ISPR handout also pointed out the areas badly affected during the rainfall including Gulshan e Hadeed, DHA, Gizri, Kemari, North Karachi, Nazimabad, Saddar, Landhi, Airport, University Road, Faisal Base, Saadi town, Quaidabad, Yusuf Goth, PAF Faisal Base,  PAF Masroor Base, and Gulistan e Johar.

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