RAWALPINDI (Staff Report) – Pakistan army is continuing a relief operation to rescue those affected by Monday’s earthquake, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Tuesday.

According to Twitter account of DG ISPR Lt General Asim Saleem Bajwa, a c-130 aircraft has been dispatched for Chitral carrying 7 tons of ration and 2500 ready-to-eat meals. Additional medical teams along with 1000 tents and blankets are also on board the plane.

Moreover 20 tons of ration, 10000 ready-to-eat meals, 1000 tents and 500 blankets have also also been dispatched by road for earthquake hit Dir district, he said.

He said that a special assessment mission has also been initiated by Pakistan army and relief and rescue operation through air is also underway in remote areas. More than 45 landslides have been cleared from Kharakuram Highway and special rescue teams and ground troops have been moved in the areas of Gilgit Baltistan, he added.

He further added that DG FWO is personally present at Kharakuram Highway to monitor the rescue operation and capacity of all Combine Military Hospitals (CMHs) in affected areas has been enhanced by 30% to admit maximum number of injured.

Twitter thread of Lt General Asim Bajwa: