In a first, general officers of Army donate one month salary for flood relief operations

Military leadership expresses resolve to 'spare no efforts for mitigating the suffering of the affectees', says ISPR

Our Correspondent August 25, 2022
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS). SCREENGRAB

In a first, all the general officers of Pakistan Army have donated one month pay for flood relief operations as the military leadership of the country resolved to “spare no efforts for mitigating the suffering of the affectees”.

The decision was made during the 250th Corps Commanders’ Conference presided over by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

"Today’s Corps commanders Conference was completely focused on the flood situation, impact and most importantly the response and relief efforts," the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

The forum was briefed in detail on the external and internal security situation, with particular focus on the floods and ongoing relief operations being undertaken by army troops.

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The COAS directed all the army formations to maintain “operational readiness” and efforts to counter terrorism, particularly in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and Balochistan, the ISPR added.

The participants of the conference undertook a comprehensive overview of the damages wreaked by the floods, and the relief and rescue efforts being carried out by the army.

Expressing deep sorrow over the loss of precious lives and extensive damage to infrastructure due to unprecedented rains, the forum at Corps Commanders’ Conference resolved to “spare no efforts for mitigating the suffering of flood affectees.”

The COAS appreciated the ongoing relief operations and directed all army formations to render all possible support to the flood victims.

“Every single affected individual must be reached out to bring comfort in this hour of distress,” the COAS concluded.



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