Pakistan Army Relief Efforts at Full Swing in Balochistan
Pace of the massive relief operation and efforts by Pakistan Army for Balochistan earthquake victims are at its full swing and is improving with every passing day. A well coordinated mechanism has been put in place by Pak Army and FC who trying their best to reach every affected person and family.
Relief Operations continue in earthquake affected areas despite attempts to disrupt relief work and supply of goods by terrorist in the area and no effort will be left to help our brethren in earthquake affected areas of Balochistan. Four forward operating bases have been established in Malar, Awaran, Mangoli and Mashkai. To speed up the supply of relief items, two C-130 aircraft are being used to drop relief items at designated drop zones at Malar and Gishkaur for distribution among affectees.
A hectic aviation effort is underway to augment the relief work in earthquake affected areas of Balochistan by Pakistan Army. As many as 14 Army Aviation helicopters are being used and so far these helicopters have flown for 428 hours for provision of timely relief goods to people in distress. Till date 36,843 tents and 3308 tons of rations have been distributed among 62429 earthquake affected families.
Besides a field medical hospital, five mobile medical camps have also been established in Buzdar, Lubach, Mangoli, Parwar and Kokjo by Pakistan Army. 3594 patients have been treated so far and all necessary precautionary measures have been taken to avoid any spread of epidemic in the affected areas. In addition, four relief collection points have also been established by Army in Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi / Islamabad and Quetta.
It is heartening to see the people of Pakistan throngs these designated collection points by Pakistan Army, and depositing relief goods for their Balochi brothers. So far 378 tons of rations and different relief goods to include tents, blankets and medicines have been received at these collection points and have been dispatched to Karachi for onward transportation to Awaran.