Army to rebuild houses for flood victims: Pakistan’s COAS Bajwa

Flood devastation ‘massive’, army to rebuild houses for victims:Pakistan COAS Bajwa.

Rawalpindi, The Gulf Observer: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Bajwa said that the scale of devastation from floods is ‘massive’ especially in Sindh and urged international aid to overcome challenges in an aftermath of floods.
COAS Bajwa vowed to rebuild houses for the flood affectees as he and other army officials met with the flood survivors as he visited Swat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), said a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The women, children, and other people were rescued by the army aviation helicopters today from Kalam to Kanju areas of Swat. COAS spent time with evacuated people who thanked Pakistan Army for reaching out once they needed it the most and bringing comfort not only to them but their families back home who eagerly awaited their safe return.
COAS also undertook aerial reconnaissance of the extent of damage caused by floods and relief efforts of Army troops at various locations including Kalam, Bahrain, Khwazakhela and Matta areas of Swat.
COAS appreciated Peshawar Corps for effective and timely response during crisis and saving precious lives. Talking to the media, he said that the National Flood Response Center would operate on the lines of NCOC.
The center would compile data from across the country and coordinate efforts for the rehabilitation of the affectees. He said that Sindh and Balochistan have been hit the hardest in this year’s floods and there was a dire need for tents there. The army chief said the evacuation efforts in Kalam are underway.