MULTAN/Bahawalpur

The troops of Pakistan Army belonging to different corps rescued more hundreds of marooned people in different flood-hit areas of Punjab on Tuesday.

According to a press release of ISPR, the jawans of Multan Corps continued their rescue and recovery operation in flood-hit areas of South Punjab on Tuesday. The release said that at least 203 persons were shifted to safer places, 546 were given medical check-up and free medicine facility while 350 packets of ration were distributed among affectees during the operation on Tuesday.

According to details, the Jawans of Multan Coprs rescued 143 citizens trapped in floodwater in Layyah while 214 affectees were examined by the military doctors and were given medicines for free. Similarly, the jawans rescued 60 citizens from flooded areas of Dera Ghazi Khan while 332 flood affectees visited free medical camp and availed facilities like free medical check up and medicines.

In Bahawalpur, the troops Army are actively taking part in rescue and relief operation being carried out for flood-affected areas. So far the troops with the support of civilian administration, rescued 61,390 evacuated people to safer places though boats. They included 28 people from Machka, 93 people from Taranda Muhammad Panah, 71 people from Chachran Sharif and 120 people from Banu Da Hut.

Troops of Bahawalpur Corps are playing a vital role in rescuing people from flood-affected areas. Aerial reconnaissance of affected areas is also being carried out so that a vigilant eye can be kept on flood situation.

Free medical camp has been established in Chachran Sharif, Rahim Yar Khan where 1,350 patients have been treated so far including 359 men, 475 women and 516 children.

A veterinary camp has also been established under the supervision of Pak Army and 183,225 livestock have been rescued. Troops of Bahawalpur Corps also distributed 600 ration packets amongst flood affectees.