Flood situation persists in several Sindh, Punjab villages
Kachho villages submerged due to overflowing of rivers, nullahs in Balochistan, Kirthar Mountains: Gushing flood inundates Attock suburbs: There’s high-level flood at Head Qadirabad
July 29, 2022 01:12 PM
The flood situation persisted on Friday in several villages of Sindh and Punjab amid continuous monsoon rains in the country, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
In Khairpur Nathan Shah, the flood situation persisted in the rural areas due to monsoon rains.
Several days have passed, but the relief activities could not be started.
The danger of breaking the FP embankment at suburban village Rahojja has increased.
“The FP embankment has weakened; it can be broken anytime,” said the locals of the area.
“Hundreds of villages can be submerged due to breakage of the FP embankment. Thousands of families are feared to be rendered homeless and standing crops over hundreds of thousands of acres destroyed,” they added.
“The administration has not taken any action despite complaints,” they complained and demanded that the embankment be repaired at the earliest.
Meanwhile, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MPA Nawab Sardar Khan Chandio visited the FP embankment.
“Many villages of Kachho have been affected due to overflowing of rivers and nullahs in Balochistan and Kirthar Mountains,” said MPA Nawab Sardar Khan Chandio.
“No matter how much the villagers have suffered, the Sindh government is with them. Trucks full of ration have been sent for the flood-hit people,” he said.
Meanwhile, MPA Nawab Sardar Khan Chandio also issued instructions to Qamber Shahdadkot Deputy Commissioner Javed Nabi Khoso, asking him to provide treatment and food facilities to the victims of flood and also set up a camp for them.
“The flood-hit people should be shifted to safe places, and the FP embankment should be well monitored,” he directed.
“The gushing flood should be given a way. It should not be stopped. If it is stopped, there is a fear of lot more damage,” he said.
It is to be noted here that many villages of Kachho area have been submerged.
On the other hand, due to continuous rain in Attock city and its surroundings, a gushing flood has inundated Shakardara village.
Road have been submerged; water has also entered houses in the area. The traffic system has been affected badly by the gushing flood. People are facing difficulties.
In Hafizabad, there is a high-level flood at Head Qadirabad in Chenab River. The water level is continuously increasing.
It is learnt that the water flow at Head Qadirabad is 211,000 cusecs, whereas, the release of water from the Head Qadirabad is 192,000 cusecs.
“People, living along the banks of the river, have been moved to safe places along with their livestock,” said the local administration.
However, it is learnt that arrangements on the part of the Irrigation Department are incomplete. The embankments are damaged from many points.
There is a possibility that the villages adjacent to the Chenab belt will also be flooded if the embankment is breached.
The flood relief centre and boating point have been constructed due to increase in water level at Head Qadirabad.
Reporters: Fayyaz Jaffery, Akhlaq Chandio, Muhammad Imran, Mian Mazhar