NAROWAL: The rising level of flood in the rainwater drain Baein has battered one side of an old bridge connecting Shakargarh to Kot Nainan town in Narowal.
The administration has blocked the bridge for traffic and diverted traffic to a new bridge.
Due to heavy rains, roads and streets in the Narowal district have been submerged in two to three feet of rainwater. The arrangements by the district administration for the drainage of rainwater have completely failed.
In several stances, rainwater entered houses and shops in Narowal and Zafarwal damaging household goods.
More than a dozen villages were cut off due to the accumulation of two to three feet of water on Noonar Road from Qila Ahmed Town. The water level was rising around Baduchida, Kot Arayan and Khiva Hindli villages. A good number of locals moved their animals and valuables to safer places while those stranded in rainwater have called out for help on social media.
Due to the accumulation of rainwater in the Mustafaabad area of Zafarwal, water entered the houses of more than 100 huts of nomads. Also, government offices and houses in Narowal were under rain flooding. Due to water accumulation in government offices, the attendance of employees was none.
Published in Dawn, July 29th, 2022