Published On: Thu, Jan 16th, 2020
Published in Category: Rawalpindi

Relief, rescue operation continues in snow-hit areas

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RAWALPINDI: Relief and rescue operation continues in snow-hit areas of Neelum Valley of Azad Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and Balochistan.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Army helicopters carrying tents blankets, rations, cooked food and medicine flown to provide comfort to stranded population. Army troops, including Frontier Works Organization (FWO) and civil administration, are undertaking joint efforts to provide relief to the affected population.

Meanwhile, blocked Karakoram Highway and Jaglot Skardu Road at Pattan, Matta Banda, Shatial, Tatta Pani, Hunza ,Sost, Morkhoon, Khunjerab and Dambudas have been restored.

Similarly, portions of N50 and N25 at Khan Mehtarzai and Lakpass Tunnel in Balochistan have also been cleared. FWO teams have been deployed at bottlenecks astride of Karakoram Highway to ensure smooth and uninterrupted flow of traffic. Relief goods are also being distributed amongst affected families.