Pak Army’s rescue and relief operation continues in flood-hit Dadu


KARACHI:    Pakistan Army continued its rescue and relief efforts in Sindh’s Dadu and Jhal Maghsi districts after the recent rains breached the flood protection bund of the Nai Gaj Dam and marooned people residing in surrounding areas.
“Pakistan Army troops [are] busy in relief & rescue efforts in various areas of Dadu to help people affected by recent hill torrent and breach of Flood Protection Bund of Nai Gaj Dam,” said the ISPR on Sunday.
According to the military’s media wing, Pakistan Army’s boats are rescuing stranded people and transporting them to “safer places”. It also said that a medical camp has been established to provide care to the affectees and hot meals were being given to people.
The ISPR also said that rangers and army personnel have rescued more than 100 people from the Johi Tehsil of the district.
Later, the teams of Pakistan Army and Navy visited Dadu, Jhal Magsi along with medical and engineering teams to assist the civil administration to rescue stranded people to safer places.
“Hot meal served to 1,000 stranded people. Jhal Magsi -Gandawah main colonies have been connected,” ISPR said. It added the Pasi bridge has been opened for all kind of traffic.
“In Jhal Magsi all Hindu families struck in Wangu hills have been rescued and moved to safer places after eight hours-long rescue operation,” the ISPR said.
Giving an update on the damage, the ISPR said the N-65 near Bibi Nani bridge and Pinjra Bridge have been blocked due to the high level of water.
“Main gas transmission line damaged near Bibi Nani bridge due to rain, while Quetta – Jacobabad, Gwadar- Karachi and Sibbi- Kohlu have been blocked at various places,” it added.