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ministers say flood crisis a’national emergency’, call public participate in aid and rescue – Pakistan

Minister of Information Marryum Aurangzeb on Thursday is regarded as the flood caused by rain, which ravages the country and has caused more over 900 deaths national emergency”.

In a statement, Aurangzeb said that critical the moment has been reached and it’s time to demonstrate”national spirit” deal with emergency disasters in Sindh and Balochistan.

“The whole nation, especially overseas Pakistanis, should donate generously help in flood casualties like huge amount of money will be required for rehabilitation of affected by a large-scale disaster,” she said.

Aurangzeb added that the federal government together with provinces, made unremitting efforts, mobilized all resources.

minister said that due to heavy rains and severe flooding, difficulties arose in relief operations and what public contributions were needed to build up up rescue efforts.

Aurangzeb said that the details and process for making donations in 2022 Flood Relief Prime Minister’s Bill already was made public.

Meanwhile at the press conference in Islamabad, Climate Change Minister Sherri Rehman echoed Aurangzeb’s view, saying: “This national Emergency and we’ll have to treat it’s like that.”

minister said that “all of South of Pakistan” was flooded, and it was necessary to collect all the resources for this major crisis. She said that the Pakistan Army and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) active in rescue work.

Providing some numbers of damage so far, Rehman said 20 million people left homeless or homeless.

She said that 913 deaths were already was recorded. “This is very big figure and the time has come for in world to help usRehman added.

minister said such a devastating rainy season was unprecedented and called it “very rare” and “unexpected”.

“This is a Pakistani main a crisis at this time… a climate-driven humanitarian disaster of epic proportions. Thousands were left homeless, many without food and stranded,” she said, adding that this was beyond the realm of possibility. of province or Islamabad to rebuild and govern alone and need international help.

Rehman said that NDMA currently working on needs assessment survey to be completed soon and is a requirement for international donors and aid.

One element she cited as a hindrance to recovery operations was the continuous rainy season, which she called “monster monsoon”. She said don’t let up in rains meant no time or space for nothing but rescue and relief operations, adding that there were reports of the arrival of a similar spell in September.

Rehman condemned the absence of resources as a major problem, adding that climate change adaptation programs are needed millions of dollars. She pointed out What was it also it is important to carry out the climate risk assessment, since climate change has been so fast this is extreme weather events became more frequent.

minister said the country would have to think of unusual strategies, listen to technical advice world and more and more use scientific modeling.

“There should be only one the only focus in Pakistan right now what is resources, coordination and provision of relief millions stuck monster Monsoon hits Pakistan in cascade of catastrophic cycles,” she later tweeted.

Minister of Planning Ahsan Iqbal chaired. over meeting of his ministry, which considered flood situation. He led the formation of a team of government doctors for affected areas and ordered that the plan should to be developed to speed up restoration work of flood-hit areas.

According to Radio Pakistanhe also it was revealed that Chinese companies donated 15 million rupees to the prime minister’s relief fund and China provided 25,000 shelter tents flood victims.

He added that the Red Cross Society of China has also offered $300,000 to the Pakistan Red Crescent Society.

PM cancels trip to London

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif canceled his visit to London, where he planned to go to take care of his sick granddaughter.

prime minister intended to fly to London after a two-day official visit to Qatar but decided to go back to Islamabad review ongoing rescue operations in flood-hit areas.

Upon his return, Prime Minister Shehbaz will hold a meeting at which officers of NDMA and other departments will inform him.

PTI also announced what party Chairman Imran Khan will visit flood- affected areas and meet with affected.

Sindh CM constitutes committees for assistance and damage assessment

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah presided. over emergency and rain relief meeting Chief Minister House. At the meeting, it was decided to establish district commissions composed of the respective deputy commissioner, representatives of the 5th Corps, engineering troops, local government, the provincial disaster management authority (PDMA) and local representatives. start relief, rescue, survey and damage assessment.

“The goal is to reach out to affected families and support them in transparent, correct and orderly way” CM The Shah said, adding that the committees also buy everything required materials and goods, tents, mosquito nets, food items medicines, cars, etc. items.

250th meeting of corps commanders

Main of General of the Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa presided. over Meeting of the commanders of the 250th corps in Headquarters in Rawalpindi today, in that the forum has been informed in detail on situation with external and internal security, with Special attention on in flood the situation and ongoing relief operations carried out by the army units.

“Participants conducted a comprehensive review of in flood the situation and the army’s ongoing rescue operations.

“The expression of deep sorrow over [the] the loss of precious lives and extensive damage to infrastructure due to unprecedented rain/flooding, [the] forum decided to spare no effort for relief of suffering of flood affected,” Inter Services Public Relations said in a press release.

it added this commander-in-chief praised the ongoing relief efforts and ordered the army formations to “give everything possible support flood affects.

“Every casualty must be brought to bring comfort in this hour of disaster,” the COAS press release quoted.

four drown in KP

Four people drowned in flash floods while suspension bridges and infrastructure were destroyed in Khazar divisionLower Kohistan area.

Imran Nawaz station house officer (SHO) for Dubai Police Station in Lower Kohistan, told Dawn what six people were in a quandary in middle of Dubayr, and subsequently four drowned and two were rescued by local residents.

He said one of four bodies were recovered, but three others are still missing. Nawaz added there was a severe flood in Rivers Dubair and Ranolia in what cars and houses were also swept away, besides destroying the mini power stations, watermills and roads.

“There is no cell service. network in Sanagay area where the quartet drowned in flash floods. reports of flood damage comes from all directions of Lower Kohistan,” SHO said.

He said that the roads were blocked in several points.

Meanwhile, in Shangla, Sanaulla, a local resident from Damorai Faizdara, said that they have a bridge built on selfhelp foundation was washed away by floods, and the current of water in Cana river increased with every passing minute.

He said mini power stations were also damaged like result of floods and had caused power outage.

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