Rawalpindi: Pakistan Army’s relief operation in quake hit areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and Gilgit-Baltistan is underway, in the aftermath of 8.1 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 269 people across the country.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistan Army teams are engaged in relief and rehabilitation of earthquake victims in Bajaur, Chitral, Shangla, Kabal, Mingora and Lower Dir. During the past 24 hours, army aviation helicopters have made 27 flights into the affected areas.

ISPR stated that 49 relief camps and distribution points have been established in the quake ripped areas through which 30 ton ration, 4000 camps, 3000 blankets, seven ton medicines and 48 packets of ready to eat meals have been distributed.

Besides this, in the past 36 hours 1200 people have been provided with medical aid whereas overall 2345 individuals have been treated in Army’s medical camps. Furthermore, 49 filtration plants have also been installed for the provision of clean water to the affectees.

Reportedly, small aftershocks that continued to shake the region have not done any further damage, but schools in upper parts of the country remained shut as a precautionary measure.