Govt seeks Army, Navy’s help in wake of expected floods
ISLAMABAD: The federal government has sought the support of Pakistan Army troops and Pakistan Navy divers in the wake of expected floods in the Korang and Sohan rivers because of heavy rains.
Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has approved the summary regarding this for further approval from the cabinet.
Army and Navy personnel have been invited for assistance under Article 245 of the Constitution. They would remain available for local administration for 24 hours.
The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has issued an alert about more widespread rains and thunderstorms in different parts of the province from Sunday till Tuesday.
All the Deputy Commissioners in the province have been advised to take precautionary measures to avoid any human and material losses.
The rains can cause urban floods in Peshawar and land sliding in upper parts and hilly areas. People can contact PDMA on its helpline 1700 in case of any emergency.