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NDMA continues relief activities in flood hit Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has dispatched ten thousand food bags to Balochistan government as humanitarian assistance for affected people by recent heavy rains and torrential floods in the province.

Military helicopters are hovering over the flood-ravaged villages to rescue the affected people and drop food as local authorities are engaged in setting up make-shift shelters and food huts for those trapped.

According to a NDMA officials, eight thousand ration bags have been handed over to the Uthal deputy commissioner while remaining two thousand bags are being given to the Khuzdar district administration.

SMS alerts regarding rain warning through coordination with Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and cellular companies were also sent to people in entire province, officials added.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.