PM, COAS discuss relief activities in flood-hit areas


Premier stresses provision of helicopters as roads and bridges had been damaged linking Sindh and Balochistan
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday held telephonic conversation with the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who briefed him about Pakistan Army’s ongoing relief activities in flood-hit areas of Sindh and Balochistan.
During the conversation, The Prime Minister directed COAS that helicopters be provided to facilitate the rescue and relief activities in those areas of Sindh and Balochistan where roads and bridges have been destroyed, state media reported.
The Army Chief informed the Prime Minister that special instructions have been issued to the Commander Southern Command regarding relief operations in Balochistan. The Prime Minister appreciated the cooperation and passion of the Pakistan Army for rescue and relief of the flood victims.
Meanwhile, during telephonic conversation with the Prime Minister, Chairman National Disaster Management Authority Lt General Akhtar Nawaz also briefed him about the latest situation of rains and floods in Sindh. The Prime Minister directed to speed up the rescue, relief and rehabilitation of flood victims.