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Troops sent to draught hit Thar for rescue operation

Rawalpindi, October 28, 2014 (PPI-OT): Army troops have been mobilized to the draught hit areas of Tharparkar last night. 4 x companies have been moved from Karachi to help their brethren in distress in Chahro, Dali and Mithi.. 4 x ration distribution points have been established at Khinser, Chahro, Diplo and Dhunai, where 60 x ton rations has been stocked so far. 4 x medical relief camps have been established at Khinser, Chahro, Diplo and Dhunai.

2 x helicopters have been employed in the area for immediate evacuation and ration distribution. 900 x drought affected families have been provided food items and clean drinking water since morning. Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif has specially directed local formation to employ all required recourses to bring relief to the affected families.

For more information, contact:
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR)
Hilal Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9271605
Fax: +92-51-9271601
Email: ispr@ispr.gov.pk

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