Acting Director General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Emergency Service Rescue 1122 Dr Ayaz Khan here on Wednesday paid a visit to flood affected areas to take stock of rescue and relief operations.
Accompanied by District Emergency Officer Abbotabad Imran Khan Yousafzai, Dr Ayaz Ahmed Khan who is also a Director Operation and Coordination Rescue 1122 visited flood-ravaged areas of Tehsil Daraban, Tehsil Prova and Tehsil Kulachi where he admired the working and professional expertise of the rescuers who were busy in relief and rescue operations.
He said that rescue staff had demonstrated high spirit and professional skills in line with the rescue plan devised by the district emergency service 1122.
He also directed assistant commissioner Daraban to further expedite rescue and relief operations in the area.
Later, he was taken round to Rescue 1122 control room, station 11, station 33 besides other under construction stations.
Meanwhile, The district emergency service Rescue 1122 rescued about 200 flood-affected people who were left stranded due to washing away of an access road by recent torrential rains in Prova Tehsil.
According to the rescue 1122 spokesman, most of the stranded people were women, children or eldery persons in Bhadki and Makkar villages which were disconnected following torrential rains that eroded a link road in the area.
He said these people were shifted to safer places through rescue boats after hours long operation which was carried out under the supervision of District Emergency Officer Numan Khan Marwat.
Moreover, he said that rescue 1122 was engaged in relief and rescue operations in the flood affected areas and the flood victims were provided with all possible assistance.
Meanwhile, Commissioner Dera Ismail Khan Division Aamir Afaq visited the flood affected areas and flood relief camps of Tehsil Daraban and Tehsil Darazinda.
Accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Dera Nasrullah Khan, Assistant Commissioners and officers of concerned departments, Commissioner D I Khan met the flood affectees during his visit to the flood affected areas and inquired about the rescue and relief activities.
On this occasion, Commissioner directed the officers of the concerned departments that the protection of life and property of the people is the first priority, so any negligence in this regard will not be tolerated under any circumstances, while strict action will be taken against such elements, the distribution of tents and other relief materials should be ensured in all cases so that no one is deprived of the facilities provided by the government.
Talking to the people and elders of the affected areas, Mr. Amir Afaq said the administration and all the relevant departments are utilizing all their resources and efforts to ensure that the people are rescued in time and shelters are provided to them while all measures are being taken to provide protection to the cattle. Free medical camps have been set up by the health department in the flood-affected areas to not only better deal with the concerns of epidemics but also to provide nearby medical facilities to the victims for treatment of their sufferings.