'Not lack of Resources but Right Priorities' COAS Bajwa on Karachi fiasco

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'Not lack of Resources but Right Priorities' COAS Bajwa on Karachi fiasco

*KARACHI – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa reached Karachi on a two-day visit on Tuesday, said a press release issued by the ISPR.*

On arrival at Karachi, COAS was flown over the city for aerial reconnaissance of the ground impact of urban flooding in Karachi. Later, COAS visited Karachi Corps Headquarters.

The COAS was briefed about worst urban flooding in the recent history of Karachi and Army’s support to the civil administration across Sindh and particularly Karachi.

He was apprised that unprecedented rains combined with decades of urban congestion, unplanned population settlement as well as infrastructural issues compounded the problem.

COAS Qamar Bajwa said that no city in Pakistan can cope with a natural calamity of this scale. “Our issue is not non availability of resources but setting priorities right.”

He said that the plans being made by the federal and provincial governments will have Army’s all out support as having future repercussions on economic security of the country. “This natural calamity provided an opportunity to set the priority for management of mega cities across Pakistan to avoid such disasters in future,” he said.