Relief Work by Pak Army Continues Despite Attacks
The Pakistan Army and Frontier Corps have distributed 1,100 tons of foodstuff and 30,000 tents among earthquake-affected people of Awaran and Kech districts.
Though militants had been attacking teams of the Pak Army and FC participating in relief work, they had not left the area and had been distributing relief among the quake survivors.
About 1,500 personnel, including Pak army’s male and female doctors, had been taking part in relief operations and distributed relief goods, including 1,100 tons of food items, 30,000 tents, medicines, blankets, mosquito nets and other necessary items among the affected people in Awaran, Tarteej, Malar, Gishkor, Mangoli, Bazdad, Mashkay, Dandar and other areas of Awaran and Kech districts, they said.
In addition, 12 army helicopters had been participating in the relief operation. Pakistan Army doctors treated 2,500 ailing people and those injured in the earthquake, some of whom were airlifted to army hospitals. Moreover, the army’s relief operation was continuing in Awaran and Kech despite incidents of firing by militants.
Pakistan Army is continue providing relief to affected people of Awaran in inaccessible locations relentlessly. Militants attacked an army unit in Mashkay area on Sept 28. The FC troops moving to earthquake-hit area from Panjgur were attacked by militants, resulting in martyrdom of four FC soldiers and injuries to two soldiers on Sept 28. Rocket was fired in an area near Awaran when army troops were providing relied goods to people on Sept 30.
On Oct 1, militants fired rockets on army personnel providing relief in Nokjo and Mashkay areas. Two soldiers embraced martyrdom and three suffered injuries when militants attacked them in Mashkay area on Oct 2.