ISLAMABAD - Army Chief General Raheel Sharif has given directions to Pakistan Army for prompt and all-out relief activities in flood affected areas.

He said immediate relief should be provided to affected people in Chitral and other flood-hit areas of the country.

The Army Chief directed concerned Corps Commanders to keep constant vigil on flood situation in their respective areas. He asked them to be ready to cope with any situation.

Fresh reports said that relief and rescue efforts are under way in various parts of Pakistan as flash floods triggered by torrential rains have inundated large swathes in the country.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has also instructed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to reinforce relief and rescue efforts.

Roads, bridges and water schemes were washed away in Chitral region as flash floods washed away a number of villages.

More than a hundred villages have been affected by floods in various districts of Punjab whereas 200 villages along the River Indus have been evacuated.

Around 131 villages in Layyah, Rajanpur and Muzaffargarh districts have been flooded by water from the Indus River.

People belonging to the affected villages in the above-mentioned areas have already been evacuated and shifted to safer locations by the respective local administrations.