Militants won't keep army away from relief efforts in Balochistan: ISPR

Attacks have claimed the lives of six security forces personnel so far, says DG ISPR.

Web Desk October 04, 2013
DG ISPR says militants won't stop them from helping out the people in Balochistan. PHOTO: AFP

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asim Bajwa said on Friday that security forces will continue with their relief work in the earthquake affected areas, despite facing security hazards and unabated attacks from militants.

Maj Gen Bajwa claimed that militants had fired twice on troops in the Dandar area of Kech District on Friday and at least five times the day before in Mashkay, an area worst hit by the September 24 earthquake.

He added that the attacks had claimed the lives of six security personnel while six others sustained injuries.

Condemning the attacks, DG ISPR said that the security forces will continue to work to provide relief to the people.

Army pours troops into affected zones

The army, which has been accused by Baloch separatists running a sinister infiltration campaign under the garb relief work, said that over 2,000 troops, 14 helicopters and two cargo aircrafts of the air force were participating in relief work in Awaran. 811 tonnes of relief goods were also being transported from Karachi and Quetta through Bela and Khuzdar.

The troops have distributed 962 tonnes of ration among the affected in 134 helicopter sorties. The helicopters also evacuated injured people from affected areas.

Meanwhile, 370 tonnes of relief goods including tents, blankets have reached the affected areas for distribution.

Talking about the relief efforts, the DG ISPR said that at least 2,000 people had received medical attention.

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Bakhtiyar Ghazi Khan | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@Concerned man, Lal: Dear Indians, stop meddling in Balochistan, North Waziristan, and Karachi, you have been exposed countless times. What do Baloch people want, do you even know? Like all Pakistanis, we want to live in peace and free from violence, especially in these hard times.

Militants who attack aid convoys, bomb masjids, preach hatred against our ethnic brothers (Pukhtoons), threaten and kill fellow Pakistanis, kidnap NGOs, and attack our army are the number one enemies of Baloch people. This proves these militants have no compassion for the suffering and lack any legitimacy.

Lal | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Accept full demands by baloch people, problem solved

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