QUETTA   -  Pakistan Army and Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan continued relief and rehabilitation operations in the flood-affected areas of Balochistan, said a handout on Tuesday. 

Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Balochistan chapter said, “Pak Army along with the civil administration is carrying out relief activities in the calamity-stricken areas of the province. 

While giving details of the ongoing relief operation, it said that as many as 14 relief camps are working in the flood-affect­ed areas of Kohlu, Bolan, Sibi, Dera Murad Jamali, Jafarabad, Nasirabad, Sohabatpur and Jhal Magsi districts where 17,880 flood-hit people were provided with cooked food along with other facilities. During the last 24 hours, as many as 3,070 ra­tion packets, 12,150 water bottles, tea leaves, 2,000 blankets, 4,589 mosquito nets, warm clothes, hygiene kits were distrib­uted in Bolan, Sibi, Kalat, Khuzdar, Awaran, Jafarabad, Nasir­abad, Jhal Magsi and Sahabatpur districts. “The process of wa­ter drainage is also going on from many areas of the province including Sahabpur,” ISPR further said. 

Meanwhile, FC Balochistan is providing full assistance to the calamity-hit people for the construction and repair of their dam­aged houses in Qila Saifullah by providing them steel garders, doors and paint and other construction materials.

Under the supervision of Pakistan Army and FC Balochistan, 6 collection points were also established in Quetta for the re­lief of flood victims so that timely assistance can be provided to the deserving people. “A total of 68 free medical camps were organised by Pakistan Army, FC Balochistan, PDMA and wel­fare organisations during the last 24 hours to control epidem­ics and other diseases in the flood-affected districts, in which 6,853 patients were treated,

The handout further noted that efforts are afoot to restore the means of transportation at earliest. All the highways of Balo­chistan have been fully opened for traffic while the National Highway Authority, Pakistan Army, FC Balochistan, Pakistan Coast Guard and Civil Administration are busy to maintain the flow of traffic on national highways.