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Australia Bushfire: COAS offers assistance to Australia

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

10th Jan, 2020. 09:36 pm
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Australia Bushfire

Chief of Armed Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has offered Australia’s Chief of Defence Force General Angus John Campbell of any assistance in tackling the bush fires in Australia.

COAS General Bajwa called on Australian vice Chief of Defence Forces, Vice Admiral David Johnston at General Head Quarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi today.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest and regional security were discussed.

The visiting dignitary appreciated the role of Pakistan Army in ensuring peace and stability in the region and thanked the Army Chief for sentiments towards Australia.

Pakistani Noble Laureate Malala prays for a swift end to Australian wildfires

Australia bushfire sparked emergency in New South Wales in Australia, as bush fires crisis expected to be aggravated due to record-breaking heatwave.

The fires in Australia began in September last year which has destroyed more than 1,300 homes, as well as millions of acres of bush land so far.

Many parts of Australia have been in drought conditions, some for years, which have made it easier for the fires to spread and grow.

Meteorologists say a climate system in the Indian Ocean, known as the dipole, is the main driver behind the extreme heat in Australia.

Australian Prime Minister Morrison was badly panned for his management of the bushfires. He is facing persistent accusations of being absent, as he took a holiday to Hawaii, and underplaying the role of climate change.

Earlier this year, The Amazon, world’s most biodiverse rainforest, was burning at a rate not seen in almost a decade.

It was decried as a global tragedy. Lit by farmers, the fires raged through villages, destroyed ecosystems and pumped climate-warming pollution into the atmosphere.

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