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Friday, August 20, 2010

Army establishes 4 relief camps in Naseerabad, distributes rations in all provinces, GB

RAWALPINDI, Aug 20 (INP): Pakistan Army troops have established four reliefcamps at Naseerabad and are providing cooked food and medical treatment tomarooned people.

The Army has sent 180 tons of ration, 5800 tents, and medicines costing Rs.2 million, 26 tons of water to flood affected areas of Naseerabad. A totalof 536 tons of relief items have been dispatched so far from Karachi toSukkur, Kashmore, Jacobabad and Shikarpur.

At Rahim Yar Khan, over 2000 flood affectees are being provided cooked foodand fodder to 2150 livestock.

A total of 470 tons of relief items worth Rs 17.5 million have been sent toSouthern Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, KP and Gilgit-Baltistan from Lahore.

An additional 53 Army doctors have reached at Army Medical Camps atNowshera, Charsada and Risalpur to provide medical treatment to the flood affectees. At Sukkur two medical camps have been established by Army while a medical camp each has been established at Ghotki, Kashmore and Hyderabad.

Today at Kalam, 273 flood affectees were evacuated and 20903 kgs ration was shifted to Kalam through Helicopter service.

Army has distributed 3 ton dry ration, 2300 water bottles at Nowshera Kalan and Pabbi.

Another two sorties of C-130 carrying 6000 litters diesel and ration were sent to Gilgit Baltistan. Since August, the commodities are being provided to Gilgit-Baltistan through C-130.

FWO have launched bridges at Kalyal Nullah and Dubair Nullah, and Basham and reopened the KKH for light traffic.

Meanwhile, provision of cooked food continues in about 100 relief camps at Muzaffargarh, Layyah and Rajanpur and also in relief camps being manned by Army in Rahim Yar Khan.

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