Pakistan

LAHORE (Staff Report/APP) – Chief Relief Commissioner Nadeem Ashraf has said there is no threat of rains and flood in south Punjab and Sindh.


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He said this while giving a briefing to Provincial Minister for Home Col (R) Shuja Khanzada and Chief Secretary Khizar Hayat Gondal during their visit to Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PMDA).

Nadeem Ashraf informed that all rivers, canals and water channels were flowing normally in the province.

He said there was no possibility of heavy rains during next few days.

He said rivers, canals and water channels were being regularly monitored and data was being regularly received after every six hours.

He said a warehouse in Lahore had been made on modern lines where food items and other essential commodities had been stored in abundance. He said food stock in warehouses of all districts had been updated while vaccines were also available for animals.

On Saturday, more than 50 villages were inundated when floodwater eroded protective dyke of Nullah Dek in Pasrur tehsil of Punjab’s Sialkot district.

According to our correspondent, the flood in Nullah Dek, triggered by heavy rain in different cities of Punjab, inundated more than 50 villages where thousands of people left their homes to in search of safer places.

The raging floodwaters also inundated thousands of acres of agriculture land in the area.

On the other hand, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PM) has forecast rain-thundershower at isolated places in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Quetta, Zhob, Malakand divisions, Kashmir and its adjoining areas.