Heavy Rains in upper Punjab, Kashmir and Indian Occupied Kashmir has triggered floods in the rivers Chenab, Jhelum, Ravi and Sutlej. The affected districts so far are Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad, Chiniot and Jhang. Moreover, India has reportedly released 818,000 cusec of water in Chenab which generated exceptionally high flood in River Chenab that had passed through Head Marala and Head Khanki and expected to reach south Punjab at Head Trimmu and Head Punjnad in coming days, and enter Sindh later in the week. Flood warnings have been issued by Multan, Muzaffargarh, Lodhran, Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalpur district administrations and various camps have been established by district administrations at various high risk points in these districts along the rivers Chenab and Sutlej banks. Population living in low lying and river belts have been evacuated to avoid losses.
Saturday, 13 September 2014
Prof A G Billoo, Chairman HANDS International, talks to Samina Khan of DM Global TV about the floods in Pakistan, the lack of desire by politicians to take any precautionary measures and what local and International NGOs including HANDS International are doing to provide relief to the people affected and displaced by the recent floods in Punjab Pakistan.