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COAS spends Defence and Martyrs Day in flood-hit areas of Balochistan


Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has spent complete Defence and Martyrs Day by visiting far-flung flood-affected areas of Balochistan, a statement issued by the military said.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Gen Bajwa visited the army flood relief camp in Usta Muhammad of Jafferabad district where he was briefed about the ongoing rescue and relief operations.

The army chief met troops and appreciated their efforts for the flood victims. “The COAS visited flood relief and medical camps and spent time with the locals to get on-ground information about plans to mitigate their problems,” it added.

COAS Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa spent Defence Day visiting heavily inundated areas in Balochistan, where he was briefed on rescue operations. Gen Bajwa also visited flood relief camps. Deadly floods have displaced more than 33 million people and claimed at least 1325 lives #etribune pic.twitter.com/3qk4a1kQSK
— The Express Tribune (@etribune) September 6, 2022

He also visited Sui where he met local elders and inquired about their well-being and issues. The elders thanked the army chief for reaching out to them during the most difficult time in their life.

Later, the COAS visited Military College Sui where he was briefed about different training and educational facilities.

He interacted with the faculty and students and appreciated the educational and training standard of the institution. The faculty and students thanked the Pakistan Army for providing an opportunity for them to compete at the national level, the military’s media wing said.

Also read: COAS vows to spare no efforts in helping flood-hit people

It is pertinent to mention that Military College Sui was established in 2011 and its cadets have shown extraordinary results.

Meanwhile, Commander Southern Command and Multan Corps Lieutenant General Muhammad Chiragh Haider visited flood-affected areas of Rajanpur District on Tuesday, the ISPR said.

He witnessed the ongoing relief effort including the distribution of rations and provision of medical care by the Pakistan Army.

He praised the efforts of officers and Jawans, helping the people in flood-affected areas round the clock.

Later, Lt Gen Haider also visited families of Shuhada [martyrs] in the area and paid tribute to them who laid down their lives while defending the motherland.


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