COAS orders army troops to visit earthquake affected areas
According to Major General Asif Ghafoor, DG ISPR, the chief of army staff had governed army troops to completely cooperate with the civil administration of affected districts.
RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army’s aviation helicopters have completed aerial survey of earthquake hit areas, DG of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release, after Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa directed troops to participate in rescue activities due to the earthquake in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and other affected districts.
The Army’s aviation helicopters “have completed survey for complete damage assessment in Mirpur, Jarikas and other areas”, the statement said. “Army troops have reached in earthquake hit areas of Mirpur, Jatlan and Jarikas.”
The ISPR further said that rescue efforts in the earthquake-affected areas had been initiated.
COAS directs immediate rescue operation in aid of civil administration for victims of earthquake in AJK. Army troops with aviation and medical support teams dispatched.
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) September 24, 2019