LAHORE - Pakistan Army has dispatched a consignment of 18 tons of relief goods for drought-affected people of Tharparkar from its relief camp at Fortress Stadium.

The consignment, consisting of 10 trucks, left for Hyderabad on Wednesday for onward distribution in famine stricken-areas of Thar. Relief goods include food items, clean drinking water, blankets and medicines.

Almost 30 teams of Pak Army consisting of paramedical staff are already working round the clock in areas hit by worst drought and several diseases that include Chachoro, Diplo, Dali, Islamkot and suburbs of Nagarpar for last two months. They have provided solace and medical treatment to almost 3000 families.

Students of Army Public School Lahore have also donated a sum of Rs1.2 million from their personal savings for the people of Thar in distress.

Army has established seven relief camps in Lahore Garrison. These sites include Fortress Stadium, Ayub Stadium, Gaddafi Stadium, Walton Road, DHA and Sheikhupura. Pak Army has so far dispatched 200 tons of relief goods for Tharparkar from Lahore Garrison.