Army chief to visit flood-affected areas of Badin today

ISPR says Gen Bajwa will meet troops conducting flood relief activities

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa reached Karachi on Friday and will visit the flood-affected areas of Badin, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

General Bajwa will also meet the troops conducting flood relief activities in Badin, added the military’s media wing.

Earlier, the COAS visited the flood-affected areas in Dadu district of Sindh which he referred to as the “most-affected” area.

Talking to the media, the army chief said that he visited almost all areas that have been affected by floods across Pakistan including Othal, Naseerabad, Rajanpur, Swat, Larkana, Shahdadkot, and Khairpur.

“While rescue work in most areas has almost been completed, we do send our helicopters and boats to rescue people from emergencies due to snake bites, injuries or illnesses,” the army chief said.

He added that Dadu city’s population was around 500,000, but it had currently increased to around 1 million as there was inundation in the surrounding area.

The COAS had also lauded the efforts of the district commissioner who worked alongside the army to create embankments to save the city.

The COAS had also spent Defence and Martyrs Day in flood-hit areas of Balochistan. He visited the army flood relief camp in Usta Muhammad of Jafferabad district where he was briefed about the ongoing rescue and relief operations.

The army chief met troops and appreciated their efforts for the flood victims. He also visited flood relief and medical camps and spent time with the locals to get on-ground information about plans to mitigate their problems.

He also visited Sui where he met local elders and inquired about their well-being and issues. The elders had thanked the army chief for reaching out to them during the difficult time.

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