River Indus in medium flood

Published July 20, 2015
River Indus is in a state of low flood at Guddu and Sukkur barrages.   -PPI/File
River Indus is in a state of low flood at Guddu and Sukkur barrages. -PPI/File

KARACHI: Due to recent moderate to heavy monsoon rainfall over the past two weeks, the Indus River on Monday was reported to be in a state of medium flood at Chasma and Kalabagh, with Tarbela and Taunsa experiencing low level flood according to Flood Warning Division Lahore.

In Rajanpur district of Punjab, a rescue operation is underway to provide relief to the people effected by floods in the region.

Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has directed concerned departments to take immediate steps to provide rescue and relief services to the people of the region.

Flood warnings have been issued by authorities in Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur and Muzaffargarh districts. The administration of these districts has directed concerned departments to make arrangements to help the affected people.

Similarly, River Indus is in a state of low flood at Guddu and Sukkur barrages. Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has instructed relevant authorities to establish flood control rooms at Sukkur, Guddu and Kotri barrages.

All concerned departments have been put on alert in SIndh to monitor flood levels. A central control room will also be established at chief minister house Sindh to coordinate efforts at a provincial level.

In Chitral, a flood emergency has been declared due to floods in local rivers. Flood torrents have washed away several villages and inundated villages. The army and Chitral Scouts have started rescue and relief efforts.

Frontier Corps Balochistan has also started relief activities in flood affected areas of Zhob district.

Pakistan has suffered from monsoon floods for the last few years and has been criticised for not doing more to mitigate against the dangers posed by seasonal rains washing away homes and farmland.

In 2010, the worst floods in the country's history killed almost 1,800 people and affected 21 million.

— With additional reporting from Imtiaz Ali


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