Hungarian envoy discusses regional security with COAS Bajwa

Pak Army active in flood relief operation Nelum Valley

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RAWALPINDI: Hungarian ambassador to Pakistan on Monday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). According to the military’s media wing, matters of mutual interests, bilateral relations, regional security and other issues were came under discussion during the meeting.

On the occasion, Hungarian ambassador hailed the role of Pakistan Army for peace and stability in the region. Both the leaders expressed satisfaction over the efforts to improve bilateral relations, read the statement.

In the meantime, the Pakistan Army is assisting Azad Kashmir’s civil administration in a rescue and relief operation in Neelum Valley where over 150 houses were damaged and dozens of people were swept away by flash floods caused by a cloudburst. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), relief camps have been established with food, ration and medical care being provided to the affected people.

The military’s media wing said 52 stranded individuals were moved to camps/ safer places via a helicopter. A search operation for the drowned persons is underway, it added. At least 24 people died and dozens more went missing after a cloudburst caused flash floods, wreaking havoc in Azad Kashmir’s Neelum Valley. Many buildings, including two mosques, were completely destroyed. The traffic flow in the area was also severely affected.

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