Pakistan Army evacuates 14250 flood affectees
02 August 2010: Pakistan Army continues its relief and rescue activities country wide for the affectees of unprecedented floods, said an ISPR spokesman. All available troops of Army in respective areas have been fully mobilized and so far 14250 people have been evacuated from the flooded areas. According to details, 3000 people were rescued in Swat, 2000 in Tank, 3000 in Risalpur, 3450 in Nowshera, Charsada and Pabbi. Efforts are in hand to rescue 2800 tourists stranded in Kalam and being evacuated to safer places. 17 Army Helicopters are taking parts in these relief activities beside motor boats. Army troops equipped with sufficient numbers of Boats and life jackets are busy in rescue activities at Nowshera, Jhelum and other flood affected areas. Army troops in concert with civil administration are operating at full stretch continuously. All available troops of Army in Malakand/Swat areas have been fully mobilized to carry out rescue and relief activities.