Kayani, Mullen visit flood affected areas

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Thursday flew over the flood affected areas of Southern Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan.

Accompanied by Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, United States, Kayani stopped over at Multan, where he was briefed about the progress of relief operation conducted by the Army, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release issued here.

The COAS appreciated the sustained efforts being made to provide rescue and relief support to the affected people and directed the formations to also focus on the rehabilitation.

The COAS thanked the United States for the support given to Pakistan to cope with the natural calamity.