Flash flooding is destroying major parts of Punjab, Balochistan and KPK. Sindh is also witnessing a flood-like situation and urban flooding also choked the city of lights Karachi.
According to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) at least 357 people lost their lives and 408 people got injured. Balochistan’s situation has become worse where 111 people lost their life. According to media reports, increase in the death toll is feared.
While addressing a press conference, Chief Secretary Balochistan Abdul Aziz claimed that Balochistan had received 500% more rain during this monsoon than the 30-year average. He also confirmed on Thursday that around 111 people have died in Balochistan and the number of injured people is over 1,000.
According to the ISPR statement, Pakistan Army and Navy troops are assisting in rescue and relief operations. “Two army aviation helicopters have been flown from Karachi to Othal, Lasbella areas. These helicopters had attempted during the last 48 hours also but could not fly due to bad weather conditions. The helicopters will now shift stranded people to safer places and also transport necessary relief items.,” reads the ISPR statement.
Met office has predicted more rain next 24 to 48 hours and the situation in Balochistan and some parts of Punjab may become worse. According to PDMA, medium to high-level flooding is expected in river Chenab at Marala, Khanki, and Qadirabad. In River Jehlum. medium to high-level flooding is expected at Mangla(upstream) along with Nullahs of rivers Ravi and Chenab during the next 48 hours.
Pakistan Met department has also issued a similar warning.