Islamabad, September 04, 2017 (PPI-OT):In the aftermath of inundant rains at Karachi which caused havoc and devastation in the city, leaving several dead and many displaced/ stranded, Pakistan Navy extended men and material support in collaboration with city government Karachi to the flood affected local populace. Upon the instructions of Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, in coordination with Karachi city government and Pakistan Navy promptly commenced rescue/ relief operations.
Pakistan Navy Search and Rescue Teams, with required technical equipment reached to the severely rain affected areas including Golimar, Sohrab Goth, Saadi Town, Ghareeb Abad, Surjani Town, Kharadar, Lyari and Yousaf Goth etc to help the rain stricken populace. During rescue/ relief operations, hundreds of people including women, kids and elderly were evacuated to safer places by Pakistan Navy divers using rescue boats. De-flooding was also carried out in flooded areas and medical camps were established at various locations where a large number of population was provided medical assistance and medicines.
In addition, dry ration, fresh water and edibles were distributed amongst displaced families during Eid days. Pakistan Navy diving team also recovered 02 dead bodies near Nullah Khuda Ki Basti after assiduous diving operation. Higher echelons of Karachi City government, including Mayor of Karachi, highly appreciated the prompt support by Pakistan Navy and expressed gratitude for providing a valued assistance at the time of need.
For more information, contact:
Directorate of Public Relations,
Naval Headquarters, Islamabad, Pakistan