In sympathy with flood victims across the country, the Pakistan Army has postponed its annual Defence Day event, which is conducted at General Headquarters Rawalpindi on September 6 every year.
The ceremony honors the efforts of fallen warriors during the 1965 conflict.
“In sympathy with Pakistan’s flood-affected people, the central event at GHQ to honor Defence & Martyrs Day on September 6 has been postponed,” the military’s media wing tweeted today.
The ISPR also stated that the armed forces would continue to assist those affected by the catastrophic floods.
Pakistan is struggling from devastating Floods caused by this year’s monsoon rains. According to the National Disaster Management Authority, over 1,000 people have died, with hundreds more injured.
According to estimates, about a third of the country has been flooded with water, displacing over 30 million people. The floodwaters have destroyed most of the infrastructure, destroying roads, bridges, houses, schools, hospitals, and power plants.
Across the country, relief and rescue activities have been carried out by military forces, district governments, and civil organizations.
The ISPR reported that 140 helicopter missions had evacuated more than 550 stranded people from flood-affected districts.
Meanwhile, in the previous 24 hours, Pakistan Army helicopters have transported 29 tonnes of humanitarian materials to flood-affected areas, including 6,140 ration packets and 325 tents.
According to the military’s media wing, 224 relief item collection stations have been established. And 5,213 people have been treated in medical camps.