COAS General Bajwa visits rain-hit Karachi

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Karachi on a two-day visit of rain-hit city on Tuesday.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Army chief was given an aerial tour of the rain-hit city which has been subjected to severe urban flooding in recent torrential rain spells.

The Army Chief was also briefed by Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Humayun Aziz at Karachi Corps Headquarters on relief efforts being conducted in the city by Pakistan Army.

“No city in Pakistan can cope with a natural calamity of this scale,” said General Bajwa.

Furthermore, COAS reiterated army’s full support and commitment to assist and back federal and provincial government in addressing Karachi’s issues.

“The plans being made by the federal and provincial governments will have Army’s all-out support, as having future repercussions on the economic security of the country,” he noted.

COAS also highlighted that peace in the national economic hub Karachi is vital for the security and stability of Pakistan.

The visit comes as Karachi has been devastated by unprecedented torrential rains resulting in urban flooding across the city with several areas being completely inundated in water for several days.

At least 41 people are reported to have been killed in various incidents in recent monsoon rains in Karachi.