Corps Commander Multan Lt-Gen Abid Parvez has said that Pakistan Army is fully prepared to cope with flood and it will extend maximum support to the civilian administration in case of any emergency.
He was addressing the participants of a meeting held here at Corps Headquarters on Thursday to review flood fighting arrangements in view of the upcoming monsoon. He issued order for launching flood-fighting drills to keep the situation under control. All the civil departments concerned will participate in the drill along with the army. He also announced establishment of a Flood Control Centre at the Corps Headquarters which would be supervised by corps engineers. The centre will remain functional round the clock.
The participants of the meeting discussed different flood-fighting strategies and reviewed the situation of coordination between army and civil departments. The meeting was attended by army and civil officers who gave briefings on preparation of their departments on flood. Similarly, the officials of Metrological Department briefed the participants about weather, rains and forecast for coming days. The Commissioners of Multan and Dera Ghazi Khan divisions, DCOs of Multan and Dera Ghazi Khan districts, officials of Disaster Management Authority (Punjab), NHA, Police and Rescue 1122 were also present.