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COAS calls to action against illegal construction on banks of the Swat River

Main of This was stated by General of the Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa. on tuesday that legal action should be accepted against officials who permitted building on River bank in So many hotels in Swat were swept away by the raging floodwaters.

He made these words during his visit to flood-affected areas of Swat to get’on-Earth’ update regarding evacuation and relief operations focused on in people stuck in Kumrat, Kalam and surrounding areas.

The army commander had a brief conversation with in media representatives at the Kanju Cantt helipad. He said that the score of flood the damage has not yet been done, and the survey for grade of losses will be made jointly by the district administration, provincial governments and the army.

General Bajwa further said that there were many of damage caused to bridges and hotels in Kalam valley.

He said that such a disaster hit Matchmaker in floods in 2010. “However, negligence manifested itself again authorities who permitted building of buildings and hotels on Vulnerable Sites” COAS added. “Legal action should be accepted against those responsible.”

COAS said that the most important task at the moment is to open of Calam Road, which he expected to reopen in next six up to seven days.

General Bajwa said that people trapped in Kalamov is saved, there is no crisis in in valley currently.

He reported that the appeal received an overwhelming response. for relief against in flood. At present, various charitable organizations, political parties and the Pakistani army have set up their own relief centres.

Read: Army helicopters rescue stranded families in Matchmaker

The army commander announced that the headquarters had been created on sample of NCOC where aid data will be collected. minister for planning and development will send assistance where it is needed, based on on headquarters data.

Gen Bajwa said citizens donated tons of rations for in flood victims. “Nonetheless real problem is not of soldering, but of tents.”

He said efforts were being made to purchase tents from others countries as long as there are tents also provided by the army.

Sindh and Balochistan, according to COAS, need more tents. He also said humanitarian aid flights have started arriving from the UAE, Turkey and China. also from Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

In addition, donations in the form of cash grants will also be accepted, he added.

Gen Bajwa said he was friendly countries never left Pakistan only in hard, and they won’t leave the country alone this time either.

He also appreciated the answer of overseas Pakistanis with regarding contributions for in flood victims.

With regard to rehabilitation work, the prefabricated houses of the chief of the army will be transferred flood victims.

He said Swat is not facing major crisis like Sindh and Balochistan where four feet of rainwater accumulates and entire villages are wiped off the face of the earth out due to floods.

Families of tourists also among the victims brought to the Kanju camp, he added.

COAS spent time with evacuated people who thanked the pakistani army for achievement out once they needed it the most and brought comfort not only to them, but also to their families back home who looking forward to their safe return, ISPR reports.

He also conducted aerial reconnaissance of degree of damage caused floods and relief efforts of army units in various locations including Kalam, Bahrain, Hwazahela and Matta districts of Matchmaker.

He praised the Peshawar Corps for its effective and timely response during crises and for saving precious lives.

According to ISPR, 82 helicopter sorties were made. flood-affected areas of country for rescue work.

ISPR added that 27 helicopter sorties evacuated 316 stranded people and delivered 23,753 tons of diet and relief items over in past 24 hours.

In addition, among flood victims during last 24 hours. military media wing added that 51 free medical camps also was found, in 33025 patients were treated.

The Army Flood Relief Coordination Center operates under the Army Air Defense Command. with mandate to coordinate rescue and relief efforts in synchronization with stakeholders at the military level.

BUT total of 217 flood charitable donation collection centers have been established in all over country, for collection and distribution of aid goods.

Currently 122.87 tons of food, 5.9 tons of subsistence items and 0.15 tons of drugs were collected with other subsistence items including clothes, solar lights, sleeping bags, etc.

Read: Army helicopters rescue stranded families in Matchmaker

International flood emergency assistance

According to ISPR, seven military planes carrying humanitarian aid from Turkey arrived in Karachi and three military Planes from the UAE arrived at the Nur-Khan airbase in Rawalpindi. Relief supplies delivered by these aircraft include tents, medicine and food. items.

Two planes from China carrying 3,000 tents will arrive in Karachi today, ISPR reported. Tarps and awnings from Japan also to get to Karachi today..

ISPR further stated that Canada announced $5 million in assistance, the UK committed to provide £1.5 million, and Azerbaijan announced 2 million dollars.

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Derrick Santistevan
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