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Cyclone Phet: Armed Forces put on high alert

On the special directives of the Federal Government to cope with unremitting danger of Cyclone Phet that is closing in on the country’s shoreline, all the three Armed Forces have been put on high alert.

According to Official Sources, government has sought an assistance/ help from all the heads of the Armed forces to support them in this hour of crunch circumstances as Cyclone Phet can re-curve towards Pakistan’s coastline and Karachi can be affected by it.

Hence, Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kiyani Air Chief Marshall Rao Qamar Suleman and Admiral Noman Bashir have issued directives to their respective forces for red alert as Thatta, Badin and other coastal areas are under threat thus put on high alert.

According to Army Spokesman, Armed Forces are ready to cope with any calamity and will make sure that people are moved to safer places with the help of helicopters while Navy too is cooperating with the Meteorological Department thus giving substantial awareness of any hazard as the cyclone is gathering momentum and the high intensity winds could hit the coastal areas.



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