PDMA says no dying reported in flood-hit Balochistan in 24 hours

QUETTA: The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has mentioned in a press release that no dying or monetary loss was reported in flood-hit Balochistan in 24 hours, ARY News reported on Sunday.

The PDMA report said that 176 deaths have been reported in Balochistan from June 1 until in the present day after the disastrous rains and flood state of affairs. A lot of girls and youngsters have been included among the many deceased residents, it added.

According to the PDMA, 77 males, 44 girls and 55 youngsters misplaced their lives in numerous rain-related incidents in Bolan, Zhob, Quetta, Khuzdar, Kohlu, Kech, Mastung, Harnai, Qila Saifullah, Sibi and Duki. 75 individuals obtained wounded throughout heavy rains.

Overall 18,087 homes have been demolished and broken, whereas, six roads have been broken overlaying 670 kilometres after rains. 16 bridges have been collapse and 23,013 cattle have been swept away in floods. The floods affected crops on 200,000 acres of land. The rains and floods additionally triggered damages to photo voltaic plates, tube wells and boring throughout Balochistan.

On August 5, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had introduced to impose emergency in areas hit by extreme monsoon rains and floods, and ordered the finance ministry to problem Rs 5 billion to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) for rescue and aid applications.

According to a press release issued by the Prime Minister’s House, a state of emergency has been imposed in areas severely hit by floods and rains.

Additionally, the PM has ordered to kind a joint committee of NDMA and PDMA to start rescue and rehabilitation applications for the flood-affected individuals.

The PM ordered the Finance Ministry to problem Rs 5 billion for the rescue and aid applications, saying the applications are their utmost precedence. We must take into consideration the individuals in misery over our political conflicts, the PM added.

The committee fashioned by PM contains Ahsan Iqbal, Asad Mehmood, Abdul Wasay, Murtaza Javed, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Chairman NDMA and Secretary communications. The committee would maintain its inaugural session in the present day and formulate a coordination coverage.

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