QUETTA: Pakistan Army rescued several Hindu travellers from flooded water by helicopters on Sunday and shifted them to safe places.
The travellers were trapped in flood waters at Shuran near Gandawa area of Balochistan.
The rescue operation was conducted as Balochistan Chief Minister directed the local administration and security forces to take measures to ensure the protection of the flood victims.
The Hindu pilgrims were stranded in a flash flood following heavy rains in the Kachhi area of Bolan district, Balochistan.
The devotees, hailing from Balochistan’s Nasiabad and Jaffarabad cities and Sindh’s Jacobabad city, were going to Kachhi on camels to celebrate the Baisakhi festival, a spring harvest festival.
The personnel of Pakistan Army, Frontier Corps (FC), Levies Force and Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) took part in the operation under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner Jhal Magsi Muhammad Ramzan Palal, Deputy Commissioner Kachhi Sultan Ahmed and FC Colonel.
The rescue teams saved several Hindu Yatries from flood water through three helicopters of Pakistan Army.
Leader of Shuran Panchayat Suraj Kumar and other members of Hindu Community thanked the Balochistan Chief Minister, Pakistan Army, FC and Levies Force official on taking immediately measures to rescue the Hindu Yatries from flood water.