Islamabad: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) spokesperson Ahmed Kamal has said that around 0.7 million people from Punjab and Sindh were affected due to monsoon rains in Pakistan.
Talking to the Radio Pakistan, Kamal said that at least 109 people have died so far due to monsoon rains and mostly deaths were reported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. He said that more severe rains were expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and northern areas due to which flood-like situation could be emerged in rivers and streams.
– Medium level flood at Kalabagh, Chashma –
He said that there was medium level flood at Kalabagh and Chashma points as water level was increasing in river Indus after increasing the level of water in river Kabul. High level flood is at Guddu and Sukker points of river Indus and several areas of district Kandh Kot are under water, he said.
– Very high flood at Gaddu Barrage –
He said that district Chitral of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa affected badly due to monsoon rains however restoration work is under way in the district. The Federal Flood Commission said that river Indus was flowing with very high flood at Guddu Barrage and high flood at Sukkur and Kalabagh-Chashma reach.
The daily report said that the river Indus was at medium flood stage at Taunsa and low flood at Tarbela and Kotri Barrage. River Kabul is also flowing with high flood at Nowshera and medium flood at Warsak, whereas river Swat at Charsadda Road Bridge and river Ravi at Sidhnai Barrage are flowing in low flood.
Other main rivers including river Jhelum, Chenab and Sutlej are flowing normal. Due to high to very high flood situation in river Indus at Kalabagh, Chashma, Guddu and Sukkur barrages, the low lying/riverine areas along river Indus in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh province would be affected.