People on rooftops as Pindi’s Nullah Lai rises to dangerous level
CM Hamza orders immediate dewatering of flooded areas
July 13, 2022 12:04 PM
Nullah Lai in Rawalpindi is now flowing at a dangerous level reaching 12 feet high due to heavy monsoon downpours on Wednesday morning in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
At the Dhok Juma area, the rainwater has entered the houses and resultantly, people rushed to the rooftops to save themselves from the monsoon water havoc battering their homes.
People have also started shifting to other areas in a bid to save their lives.
Also, a rainy nullah near the Rawalpindi cattle market was overflown inundating the area.
The Kamal Abad area is completely flooded and rainwater has entered the houses.
The rainwater submerged Chaklala Scheme III where vehicles were drown in water.
In the wake of torrential rain in Rawalpindi today, Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz contacted Rawalpindi division commissioner and asked him to use all resources to drain water from the low lying areas in the shortest possible time.
He directed the district administration, Rescue 1122, Wasa and other concerned departments to stay alert all the time. He asked the officers of concerned departments to personally monitor the dewatering process from the flooded area.
According to Pakistan Metrological Department, most of the rain fell at Islamabad Airport which received 140mm rain; 71 mm rain fell at Syed Pur; 59mm at Bokra; 44mm at Golra; and 41mm rain fell at Zero Point
Chaklala, Rawalpindi rainfall was recorded at 87mm and Shamsabad received 53mm rain.
In Kharian, a monsoon rain spell that has continued since morning has turned the weather pleasant and culminated in the humidity.
But the heavy rain thunderstorm created a lot of hurdles for people because rainwater inundated low-lying areas and markets and streets turned into ponds.
There are also fears of damage to the dilapidated buildings that could not sustain the continuous monsoon spell.
Reporters Usman Javed, Syed Tanveer Naqvi and Rozina Ali