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CM approves procurement of 31 boats and 73 OBMs for rescue operation

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Peshawar ,Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Ameer Haider Khan Hoti approved procurement of 31 boats and 73 OBMs (Out Board Motors) so that rescue operation during any future emergency in flood prone areas can be effectively deal with.

Directives have been issued for release of Rs 20 million to PDMA for this purpose. It merits a mention here that Paksitan Army needed a large number of boats for rescue operation during the last year flooding and the boats at their disposal were not sufficient. PDMA purchased 25 boats and 3 OBMs on emergency basis, that increased usable stock to 69 boats and 47 OBMs. However need for purchasing boats was there for countering any future flood emergency. That is why the Chief Minister on suggestion of PDMA, approved the purchase of additional 31 boats and 73 OBMs