KARACHI: COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa reached the Port City on Friday (26th of August, 2022) where he was briefed about flood situation in Sindh, Balochistan and response measures taken to help flood victims.
COAS is scheduled to visit army troops busy in rescue and relief operations in Sindh and Balochistan.
Army Flood Relief center has been established at Rawalpindi to oversee, coordinate National Flood Relief efforts across the country in coordination with Military Operations Directorate.
Army troops are shifting flood affectees to safer places, providing them shelter, meals and medical care.
It is pertinent to mention here that Ministry of Interior has approved the deployment of Pakistan Army in all four provinces to assist the civilian governments keeping in view the emergency situation due to heavy rains and floods.
The summary for deployment of the army under Article 245 of the Constitution was sent to the Federal Cabinet for final approval, said a press release issued here Friday.
The four provincial governments had sent a requisition to the Interior Ministry for deployment of army in the flood-affected areas.
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said that armed forces were being deployed to assist the civilian government in relief and rescue operations, under Article 245 of the Constitution.
The Pak Armed Forces were being deployed in the flood-affected areas of the four provinces, he added.
He said the Punjab government has requisitioned the deployment of armed forces in the flood-affected areas of Dera Ghazi Khan district.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has requested the deployment of army in the flood-affected areas of Dera Ismail Khan district, he added.
The minister said the Balochistan government has requisitioned for deployment of army in Naseerabad, Jhal Magsi, Sahabpur, Jafarabad and Lasbela districts while the Sindh government has requested to deploy the army to help the provincial government in flood-affected areas.
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