'No functions on Pakistan, Defence days'.
ISLAMABAD, Aug. 13 -- A special Corps Commanders Conference was
held on Thursday at the General Headquarters to review the flood
situation in the country and ongoing relief and rescue activities by the
army. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Kayani chaired the
meeting. Participants took a comprehensive overview of the flood
situation and the ongoing relief and rescue operations by the army. The
COAS expressed deep sorrow over the loss of lives and damage caused to
private property and public infrastructure by the floods. He directed
the formations to continue reaching out to the marooned people and
emphasised that the dearth of resources must be overcome through
personal sacrifices and efficient management. He announced that the
army's functions on August 14 and September 6 would not be held
this year and the savings would be utilised for relief activities.
Kayani stated that the army would continue to work round the clock and
at full capacity to assist the civil administration and the National
Disaster Management Authority to provide relief to the affected people.
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