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Army Chief directs concerned Army officers to provide immediate relief to flood victims

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RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has directed all concerned Army officers to make every kind of efforts to help the people affected in the flood hit areas in the country especially in Chitral, according to press release of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

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Pak Army Chief has directed the all Corps Headquarters to monitor the flood situation in their respective areas of responsibility and remain alert for any kind of mishap. Field Commanders have been especially instructed to carryout reconnaissance of the area which could be effected due to expected floods.asd

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At present the area of Chitral is in critical situation and Pak Army continued rescue operations on the 6th consecutive day in the worst flood hit areas of Chitral where Army and Frontier Corps with the help of local administration distributed over 16 tons of ration.  Moreover, troops evacuated over 73 stranded individuals from Garm Chashma, Koragh and Bomboreet to safer places. Pak Army has placed two dedicated MI-17 helicopters in Chitral for the relief and rescue operation.

At the direction of Army Chief, Corps Commander Lieutenant Gen. Hidayat ur Rehaman has visited various parts of flood affected areas to monitor the performance.

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