PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak called on Army Chief Raheel Sharif at GHQ Rawalpindi and handed him a cheque of Rs100 million for relief activities for flood affectees and IDPs on behalf of the government and people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He assured that provincial government would be ready for any needs of the affectees. "We consider problems of the people of any part of the country as problems of our province while the role of Pak Army remains exemplary in this regard throughout the history of our country," he added.

ARMY CHIEF VISITS FLOOD-HIT AREAS: Army Chief General Raheel Sharif visited the badly flood-affected areas of Punjab in Gujranwala and Mandi Bahaduin districts on Tuesday. The chief of the army staff was briefed by the local military commanders about the ongoing rescue and relief efforts by the army.

According to a statement released by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), General Raheel Sharif greatly appreciated tireless efforts of the field formations and army aviation, which are working round the clock and at full capacity to provide relief to the affected people.

The army chief directed the commanders to remain proactive and employ all available resources for the rescue and relief efforts.

He pledged that army will leave no stone unturned to help their brethren affected by the flood.

According to Director General ISPR Asim Saleem Bajwa, the COAS also visited Qadirabad where he visited the Qadirabad Headworks and witnessed the rescue and relief activities of Pakistan Army.