RECENTLY heavy rains in Skardu caused floods, especially in Rigayool, Shagri Kalan, Shagri Bala and Tinjus, which badly affected the irrigated areas, homes and fertile land.
Like the previous year, residents of Rigayool faced the intensity of floods. Many houses in Shagri Kalan and Tinjus were demolished because of this catastrophe. Life was at a standstill in these areas and people faced acute scarcity of drinking water.
To make matters worse, the government’s rescue machinery went into action quite late.
The government should allocate funds for the affected areas and draw contingency plans to deal with such situations in future.
Mohsin Ali Turabi
Published in Dawn, August 23rd, 2019
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