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Prime Minister Shahbaz is calling for ‘stable system’ to deal with with climate change as 18 more die in floods – Pakistan

Pakistan reported 18 floods related to casualties on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif called for “stable system” deal with in challenges of climate change, which is seen as the main reason what triggered unprecedented rain and floods in Pakistan in the rainy season.

The authorities were struggling to respond to floods, given their unprecedented scale. government said 33 million people — 15pcs of this is population — suffered.

The National Disaster Management Administration’s daily situation report showed on Wednesday 18 more people became a victim deadly flood over in past 24 hours accepting death the death toll from June 14 to 1,343.

The National Flood Response Coordination Center (NFRCC) confirmed the data. in a separate statement that 17 people affected by flash floods over in past 24 hours accepting total amount of 12,720 wounded are reported so far.

Statement added that rain/thunderstorm was expected in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Balstistan and the adjacent hills today, while weather most likely remain hot and humid in other areas of country.

NFRCC Vice Chairman Ahsan Iqbal and Forum Coordinator Major General Zafar Iqbal presided this morning. over meeting of forum for review in flood situation.

flood situation in Sindh and Balochistan – two of most affected provinces, and the focus was on rehabilitation activities of Discussion, according to a statement released after the meeting.

At the meeting, it was reported that digital display of affected areas will be relocated out make rehabilitation a priority of communication infrastructure and population.

Ahsan Iqbal also instructed the relevant authorities complete joint damage assessment on “military position” so that rehabilitation activities can be focused on including repairs of communication infrastructure.

We need trillions for assistance and rehabilitation: PM

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif contacted Dera Ismail Khan to review current restoration and rehabilitation work in flood- affected areas.

On this occasion, the Prime Minister emphasized need for “stable system” deal with in challenges of changing of the climate.

He said “trillions” were needed. for rehabilitation activities post floods.

“The country is fighting with unprecedented situation indicative of the floods that led to in loss of lives, infrastructure and crops,” he said, adding that the time has come “rise above politics and show spirit of service and welfare.

Damage review caused floods in Swat, he regretted building of hotels and resorts along the rivers, which he considered main reason behind floods in area.

Prime Minister Shehbaz announced that the amount provided by the patron for flood relief will be used for assembly of 100 houses in D. I. Khan, each of which has two rooms and a toilet, to accommodate widows and orphans. in in first phase.

He set time frame of two weeks for building houses, saying that he would personally visit this place to evaluate, project can be played in other areas.

Moreover, by announcing an earlier decision increase amount set to the side for flood assistance under the Benazir income support program, said the prime minister under this package, each flood-hit the household will be allocated 25,000 rupees. “In addition, 1 million rubles will be allocated. in compensation relatives of late”.

He said government It was also ordered tents 0.2m for homeless people displaced by the floods.

prime minister praised politicians, local administration and military for “active in in unison, contributing to salvation and rehabilitation.” of flood-affected citizens across the country and expressed gratitude to the friendly countries for them support and help.

The prime minister was previously informed of the casualties caused floods, with Deputy Commissioner D.I. Hana (DC), who said heavy rains from 17 to 27 August caused damage in area affecting 70 percent of this is population.

National Highway Administration (NHA) official said prime minister that the 600-kilometer highway H-55 D.I. Khan Razmak was restored in two days until Karakoram Highway N-35 up in Kuchal Nullah towards Kohistan was restored Organization of border operations.

prime minister also visited the Saggu Bridge during his trip and was told that the bridge had been demolished due to flash floods. The bridge is located on national highway N-50 connecting D.I. Hana with Kuchlak.

Prime Minister Shehbaz was informed that after first spelling of heavy rains and floods, the bridge was repaired in two days after second hit floods, it was reconstructed.

He was informed that the Saggu bridge in in first torrential wave was restored however within two days work was in progress after second hit floods.

The water level drops slightly in Lake Manchar

Water level in Lake Manchar on On Wednesday, there was little decrease. According to official figures, the water level dropped to 122.3 feet.reduced level (RL) at noon from 122.5RL at 6am.

Meanwhile, the Indus River remained in high flood at the Cotri Dam with about 58 3882 flows downstream at noon against upstream discharge of 604 127 pieces. Only marginal drop seen while discharging upstream at Cotri Dam on Wednesday.

According to Wapda (Water) Sukkur Chief Engineer Naeem Kadir Manga, the flows in The main flow of the Nara Valley remained the same. with just a slight drop in flowing due to a breakthrough on RD-10 on Tuesday.

Situation in Sindh

After the massive destruction in countries northflood waters converged in Sindh in in the south, where the Dadu area was particularly affected.

Dadu, DC, Syed Murtaza Ali Shah believes that over 1.2 million people affected by rains and floods since 7 July in area.

He said Dawn.com on On Wednesday, 201 relief camps were opened. set up in the area where flood-affected people were provided with food twice day. hundreds of others, he said, lived in streets, and they were also fed.

Columbia region added what teams of doctors visited relief camps and flood-hit areas in area for medical care.

However, he continued, “we face deficit of tents and we wrote government for more reserves”.

a lack of of the tents were also emphasized MNA Rafiq Ahmed Jamali, who was elected from Dadu constituency NA-235.

He said there was an “urgent need” for 100,000 tents, adding that they are needed for shelter flood-hit individuals and families “living in streets and on trees”.

MNA expressed resolve stand by people in in current “emergency”.

Flood Forecasting Division website showed that the Indus River was in height flood in Cotri on Wednesday morning, and the situation remained the same until noon.

Reuters‘ drone footage of Sindh has shown since yesterday that agricultural and residential areas are completely flooded. in water, with just peaks of trees and buildings are visible.

Rice fields looked like massive lakes of several miles in diameter, aerial photography by Pakistani military showed.

Yesterday the water level in Lake Manchar in Sindh has registered a small decline after stubbornly rising for day, with recently made cuts on its dam providing outflow of water, as a result in flood of section of India Highway between Sehwan and Bhan Saidabad.

The bridge near Sehwan Toll Square was also damaged by floods, and a 30-kilometer stretch of highway was closed for traffic.

Road police official Saqib Ahmer said Dawn that the barriers were set on the road and passengers were advised not to use this route.

According to Dawn report, water from Manchar flooded the staff colony and rest room of Sehwan airport on Tuesday bye building pressure on the Aral Vakh embankment, final Lifebuoy of Sehwan city and Bhan Saidabad.

Water affects villages in UC Bubak, Arazi, Jaffarabad, Paka Channa and Wahur, as well as as many as 300 big as well as small villages in The report states that the Sehwan taluks were flooded with water from Lake Manchar.

Meanwhile, Reuters it was reported that the authorities were trying to widen the gap in Manchar to prevent it from overflowing.

“Until yesterday there was a huge pressure on dams of the cities of Jokhi and Mehar, but people fight it out by strengthening the dams,” said DK Murtaza Shah. Reutersadding that 80 percent to 90% population of cities had already fled.

The flood turned the neighboring town of Johi in virtual island like a dam built local residents back water.

EU coordinates incoming aid offers

Separately, the European Union (EU) said it was coordinating incoming offers of assistance help country face ongoing emergency upon request of Pakistani authorities.

“The European Civil Protection Mechanism deploys one liaison officer with help coordinate arrival of further assistance, ”the message says. in statement.

Proposals received so far from EU Member States include 300 family tents from Belgium and 300 more from Sweden; 83 mobile water pumps, 200 family tents, 1000 sheets, 200 kitchen kits, 400 hygiene kits, team of eight doctors and four technicians and one bailey bridge from France; water purification team from Denmark; and 400,000 antigen tests and 10,000 examinations gloves from Austria.

Help is coming on Top of €2.15 million in EU humanitarian funding disclosed over in past weeks before support families affected by flash floods and new humanitarian funding of 200,000 euros for Disaster Response Emergency Fund Released on Tuesday.

commissioner for crisis management, Janez Lenarcic, said that the dramatic scale of emergency flood in Pakistan and the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation triggered immediate EU support.

“We stand in solidarity with Pakistan and reaffirm our commitment support people affected by these devastating floods,” he said.

The looming health crisis

As Pakistan struggles with floods, the United Nations has issued an appeal for $160 million in help help cope with what he said was an “unprecedented climate disaster” and countries were expanding financial and moral support with promises for more.

federal cabinet also approved yesterday decision to increase the overall compensation amount for flood- affected families under the Benazir Income Support Program from Rs 28 billion to Rs 70 billion.

At the same time, large-scale movements and countries limited resources led to concerns of looming health crisis.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a new warning of worsening humanitarian crisis in Pakistan in commemoration of floods, with his press secretary Tarik Yasarevic expressed concern over a rise in cases of various disease in last days.

“The situation is expected to worsen,” he warned, as it is still difficult to get to the areas. hit hard by floods.

According to the WHO, over 1,460 health centers affected by flooding across the country, of of which 432 are completely destroyed, mostly in Sind.

Sindh Health Minister Azra Pechuho highlighted a similar situation. problems yesterday during a press conference, emphasizing need for more women doctors in flood-hit areas.

Earlier this was stated by Federal Minister of Health Abdul Kadir Patel. over 1200 medical relief camps will be set up in more than 20 flood-hit districts this month to provide medical assistance to affected citizens.

Additional contribution from Reuters

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Derrick Santistevan
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