Pak Army Rescues 59 Pakistani from Quake-struck Nepal
Islamabad: Pakistan Armed Forces rescued 59 Pakistani to arrive today from Nepal, following devastating earthquake which claimed at least 4,310 lives, media reported.
“59 Pakistanis will be brought back to Islamabad today by C-130 which proceeded to Nepal early morning with relief goods,” an Inter Services Public Relations earlier said in a statement
“Army search teams have started rescue operations in Bakhtapur and Kathmandu, the most affected area due to the earthquake in Nepal,” the statement added.
On Sunday, a C-130 plane carrying 39 Pakistanis from Kathmandu arrived at the Noor Khan Airbase in Islamabad.
Further, the army and government had earlier dispatched medical teams comprising doctors and paramedics along with relief goods to Nepal.
“In line with the prime minister’s directive, two Pakistani C-130 aircraft landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu Sunday morning,” a statement issued by the Foreign Office said on Sunday.
The planes were carrying medical team of doctors and paramedics, 30-bed hospital, medicines, tents, water, dry food, search and rescue team with equipment, the statement noted.
The earthquake in Nepal has caused massive devastation of both men and material and resulted in the deaths of more than 4,310 people with more feared caught up in the debris.
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