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Rawalpindi: All available troops of Army in flood areas have been fully mobilized to carry out rescue and relief activities in concert with civil administration and have able to rescue more than 1500 people .
According to ISPR, in view of country wide torrential rains causing unprecedented and outrageous floods, loss of lives, property, livestock and damaged to communication infrastructure all available troops of Army in respective areas have been fully mobilized since yesterday to carry out rescue and relief activities in concert with civil administration.
Army Troops busy in relief operations are equipped with life jackets, motorboats, heavy rafts to shift families, luggage, cattle and other belongings. Army boats are being used to rescue the stranded people to safer places. Army engineers are busy in opening the roads and making the diversions to facilitate the flow of the traffic at flood inundated roads round the clock.
Army teams are working at Charsada, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mansehra, Swat, Tank, Marwat districts and Khyber Agency of FATA. Through hectic efforts, the army has been able to rescue more than 1500 people at Munda Gucha area of Manshera, Tank Tedi Bazar, Shangi, Kota Khusta, Khyber Agency, Ningolia, Charbagh, Nall Daroshkela, Koray, Dad Pand area of Swat. Corps Commander Lieutenant General Asif Yasin Malik visited various parts of flood affected areas of districts Charsadda, Peshawar, Nowshera and witnessed on going rescue and relief operation.
In the wake of worsening flood situation more troops have been put on high alert and were directed to pre position themselves to tackle any untoward situation. Situation at Tanda Dam is being closely monitored. Pakistan Army has set up flood monitoring cell in Corps Headquarters where latest flood situation is monitored and coordination is made with civil administration. The emergency numbers of Army Flood Information centre are 091-2012364 and 091-2014719.
Source : onlinenews.com
Pakistan is yet again hit with a natural calamity. The recent rains and following floods have severely affected life in various parts of Pakistan. The disaster is immense, hundreds of thousands of people are displaced (IDPs) and still many missing with casualties increasing daily. Numerous remote areas of the northern regions; Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province are completely drowned in water.
As the needs of IDPs seek support, telecom operators have responded to this call of humanity and have pledged funds for the relief and rehabilitation of the flood affectees. Telenor Pakistan committed Rs. 100 million where as Mobilink and OTH (Orascom Telecom Holding) have pledged Rs. 85 million.
In this hour of need, where millions have been affected by devastating floods across the country, Telenor Pakistan stands by its brethren. We will contribute through donating funds, offering our telecommunication services and volunteering our collective employee efforts towards the rehabilitation of the affectees. We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and the destruction caused by recent floods. We are sure that this humble effort will help those who need it most.
Chief Strategy Officer and VP Corporate Affairs, Telenor Pakistan
In addition to committing funds at the company level, Mobilink has also set up a short code to enable Mobilink users to contribute Rs. 10 (plus tax) by texting “Flood” to 616 or deposit donations to Mobilink Foundation account (account # 0401-0028266-0001) by visiting any NIB branch. Mobilink has also set up a salary fund to enable employees to donate towards this cause.
This is a national tragedy that requires each one of us to respond with support that is tangible and urgency which is critical. As one of the largest private sector organizations in the country, Mobilink has always been at the forefront in supporting our fellow citizens in times such as these. We have an experienced team who have been a part of Mobilink’s efforts in the 2005 earthquake, Balochistan floods and more recently the IDPs Relief efforts as well as a generous employee and subscriber base that makes us ideally positioned to deliver effectively.
President & CEO, Mobilink
Information compiled from email received this morning from Maqsood Ali Joyo (grandson ofMuhammad Ibrahim Joyo), Petarian 2k007 Jinnah House, Junior Engineer ACE (Pvt) Ltd. Tel. +92 333 2760276:
Floods have forced thousands of people to migrate from Ghotki, Sukkur, Larkana, Shikarpur and Jacobabad. In the latest development 90% of Jacobabad has been evacuated. Special trains have been mobilised for the refugees, heading towards Hyderabad and Karachi. There may be some other camps but so far our civil society teams, political parties and media friends have identified four camps in Karachi:
1. Chakra Goth, Korangi: At least 40 families from Thul, Jacobabad are living in vulnerable conditions. Two babies were born during the floods and are in critical health. Contact Nazir Hussain Dewro +92-333 2284 325
2. Shah Rasool Colony, near Abdullah Shah Ghazi mazar: 32 families Kachho of Larkana – majority are women and minor children. Contact Wazir Thaheem, TRDP Karachi office +92-333 7221751, +92-21 35868791-3, or ADO Saddar Town, Imtiaz Ali Bughio +92-300 700 2815.
3. Mehmoodabad Graveyard: 45 families from different flood hit areas of upper Sindh based there, need help. Contact Wazir Thaheem, TRDP Karachi office +92-333 7221751, +92-21 35868791-3
4. Sachal Goth: hundreds of flood survivors, displaced, now living on footpaths in a pathetic situation. Contact Ali Hasan +92-345 8097712
HYDERABAD: There are many camps in Hyderabad that various people, forums, organisations. Contact TRDP Jamshoro office +92-300 8377241, or Zain Daudpoto and Adee Sahar Rizvi +92-331 3556353 for information. They’re working at a camp holding more than 300 people who badly need food, safe drinking water and medicines. Every little bit helps.
Due to flood waters fast approaching fast Jacobabad, the Sindh Government has decided to move the IDPs from Jacobabad to Karachi, Hyderabad and Jamshoro. The City District Government Karachi has identified four locations in Karachi to bring the IDPs to Gaddap, Bin Qasim Town, Kiamari, and Toll Plaza
Flood survivors badly need camps, food, shelter, safe drinking water and health related stuff. ”We have been informed that two trains have already left Jacobabad carrying the IDPs to Karachi. Further updates will be shared as soon as received,” writes Joyo.