| GEO Pakistan|
Pak Army relief activities continue in flood-hit areas
| Updated at: 1800 PST, Saturday, August 21, 2010|
RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army Engineers in collaboration with Punjab Highway Department has launched a 31 Meter long Bridge at Sanawan-Karam Dad Qureshi Mor, which will provide access to all types of traffic from DG Khan to Multan.
According to ISPR, Army Engineers have also opened road Alpurai-Karora for light traffic in Malakand Division. Meanwhile Relief and Rescue efforts by Army troops in flood hit areas continue. Today 12 Trucks and a C-130 load of relief goods was dispatched from Gujranwala for flood affected populace of KPK and Quetta respectively. So far from Gujranwala 40 trucks load of relief items have been sent to KPK and 45 tons of ration have been sent to Balochistan. Similarly from Karachi 539 tons of relief goods have been dispatched to flood affected areas of Sindh. Pakistan Army troops have sent 1735 tons of relief items during last week to flood hit areas of southern Punjab and Sindh from Lahore.
Today nine trucks of dry ration was distributed at upper Dir and 8 trucks of relief items at Khel Kandao and Naushera.
Nine tons of ration was transported to Chitral through C-130 aircraft today. Since August 1st efforts have been to maintain the commodity level in Gilgit Baltistan through air. So far 36000 liters of diesel have been transported, while 8 sorties of C-130 carrying ration have been dispatched to Gilgit-Baltistan.
Cooked food was provided to 12000 flood affectees in the relief camps and another 13000 kg of dry ration was distributed among the affected people at Rahimyar Khan.
Army medical teams are busy round the clock in treating patients in the field hospitals at Muzaffargarh, Sukkur, Jacobabad, Ghotki, Kashmor and Hyderabad, Jaffarabad and Charsadda. So far 4500 patients have been provided medical treatment at Muzaffargarh, Leyyah and Rajanpur while 2000 patients were treated at Rahimyar Khan, 580 patients at Akhunkille and Tahirabad in Swat, 1196 patients at Bagram, Shinku, Madyan in Kalam,830 patients at Parao in DI Khan and 370 patients at Charsadda.