Deadly floods in Pakistan are still claiming more lives and destroying infrastructure as well as the communication network. In past 24 hours, 36 people have died and 1,941 got injured. According to official numbers, 6,995 houses are completely destroyed because of flash flooding.
According to official numbers of the National Disaster Management Authority, Since June 14, 1,162 people have lost their life in Pakistan, AJ&K and Gilgit Baltistan regions.
The government of Pakistan has declared “National Emergency” and the relief operation is underway. NGOs and charity welfare organizations are working day and night in flood-affected areas to rescue the flood victims and to provide them food and shelter.
The international community is also providing monetary support as well as relief goods.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres also requested the international community to help the people of Pakistan who are facing large-scale crises. “The Pakistani people are facing a monsoon on steroids. More than 1000 people have been killed – with millions more lives shattered. This colossal crisis requires urgent, collective action to help the Government & people of Pakistan in their hour of need.” Says UN Secretary-General António Guterres in an official statement.
According to the Pak army’s media wing ISPR, “General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited flood hit areas of Swat. COAS met women, children, elders & other people who were rescued today by Army aviation helicopters from Kumrat / Kalam to Kanju.”