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Visit to Awaran: Relief work to continue despite disruptions, vows General Kayani

Chief of Army Staff (COAS)
General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited earthquake affected areas in Awaran on
Tuesday to review relief and rehabilitation work in the Balochistan province,
stated an Inter Services Public Relations press release.
“He was briefed at the field
Headquarter of Pakistan Army’s Formation undertaking relief and rehabilitation
work,” the release read. “He reiterated the resolve
that Pakistan army, in collaboration with the government of Balochistan and
concerned federal ministries, will continue the relief efforts despite attempts
to disrupt relief work by miscreants.”
Kayani admired the resolve
displayed by the local population in withstanding the hardships caused by the
natural calamity. A total of six battalions
and eight helicopters have been deployed for relief and rehabilitation work in
the affected areas.
ISPR went on to detail the
army’s contributions as follows:
“The Army troops have, thus
far, distributed around 6,000 tonnes of food items and 37,000 tents. Moreover,
a well-equipped Army Field Hospital has also been functioning, round the clock,
where more than 17,000 patients have been treated.”

While interacting with the
area’s influential people and local administration officials, the COAS assured
the continued support of Pak Army to the people of Awaran and Balochistan
Government, till the affected population were adequately settled.

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