No need for Army assistance as of now: Govt   

KL Report

SRINAGAR

In wake of looming flood situation in valley, the state government Monday made it clear that it has no plans to call out the army for assisting civil administration to tackle the floods.

“We have the disaster management in place,” said Naeem Akhtar, “and our administration has been geared up to tackle any situation that may arise.”

The army, he said, is always on the alert.

“But, as of now we have no plans to call out the army for assisting the civilian administration to tackle the flood situation,” he continued.

Pertinently, Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh earlier in the day told JK Assembly that flood situation has been declared in the entire state following four days of heavy downpour that has caused the Jhelum river to rise above the danger level in the valley.

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