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30 Jul 2015 description

SUKKUR: Praising the army for coming to the rescue of people affected by flooding in the kutcha areas and helping the provincial government facing the flood threat, Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Wednesday severely criticised the federal government and its institutions for failing to fulfil their responsibilities over the past few years.

30 Jul 2015 description

ASHFAQ YUSUFZAI

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department has asked for immediate assistance from the UN agencies and donor organisations to provide timely treatment to the flood-stricken people in Chitral.

According to the health officials, the government has announced Rs14.26 million for the healthcare of the flood-affected population, but the health department was yet to receive the amount due to which the people risked outbreak of diseases in Chitral.

30 Jul 2015 description

HYDERABAD: Most districts across the interior of Sindh faced massive flooding in their towns, besides populated rural areas and farmlands on Wednesday as the provincial government, water and power utilities and the relevant rescue and relief agencies failed to cope with the situation arising out of torrential rains.

Thousands of people had to move to safe places after their localities remained flooded due to collapse of the drainage system. Flooding also led to the suspension of supplies to towns and villages while nearly all main fruit and vegetable markets stayed closed.

30 Jul 2015 description

SHAZIA HASAN

KARACHI: The water level of the Hub dam is gradually increasing after the recent rain and was at 289 feet on Wednesday. Engineers at the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) are optimistic that this year’s monsoon may bring enough rains to raise it to over 300 feet after which Karachi could be supplied water from there.

30 Jul 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:00 GMT

Author: Reuters

  • Punjab security forces unprepared for militant attacks

  • Much of India-Pakistan border not heavily guarded

  • Indian police say attackers who killed seven came from border

  • Hallmarks of Pakistani group LeT, Modi yet to respond

By Andrew MacAskill and Frank Jack Daniel

29 Jul 2015 description

HYDERABAD: First peak of floodwater is passing through Indus at Guddu barrage for over 24 hours while another peak is expected on Aug 8 when the barrage is likely to receive a flow of 650,000 to 660,000 cusecs of water that indicates high flood.

Some irrigation experts do not rule out a peak of 700,000 or a little over it in view of the changing weather system. The Sindh irrigation authorities are said to have prepared themselves to deal with a flow of super flood of up to 800,000 cusecs.

29 Jul 2015 description

GILGIT: Continuous rains triggering flashfloods and landslides have damaged 42 hydel power stations across the Gilgit-Baltistan region, disconnecting power supply to 90 per cent of the area, and damaging road infrastructure.

Reports pouring in here on Tuesday said two more drowned in the Indus River on Monday taking the death toll from floods and rains to five in the region.

29 Jul 2015 description

LAHORE: The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) has so far evacuated 21,172 flood affectees from flood-prone districts.

29 Jul 2015 description

Torrential rains and flooding have killed 81 people in Pakistan over the past two weeks and affected almost 300,000, authorities said July 28.

Severe rains which began in mid-July have caused havoc from north to south, damaging more than 1,900 houses and injuring dozens of people, a spokesman for the National Disaster Management Authority said.

29 Jul 2015 description

A new regional sub-office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was officially inaugurated in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province by Additional Chief Secretary Dr Hammad Uwais Agha and UNDP Country Director Marc-André Franche.

29 Jul 2015 description

ZAHIRUDDIN

CHITRAL: Fresh flash flood swept away at least 45 houses in Brep village of Yarkhun valley in the Chitral district on Tuesday morning. No casualties were reported as villagers had already vacated their houses and moved to safe places.

29 Jul 2015 description

INTIKHAB HANIF

LAHORE: With torrential rains continue to lash Sindh another peak of high flood in the Indus at Chashma is expected to reach Taunsa on Thursday, possibly inundating districts along the river.

The Flood Forecasting Division said a monsoon low over central Rajasthan (India) that moved westwards over west Rajasthan was pumping out strong moist currents towards south Punjab and Sindh, generating torrential rains there. The rain spell is likely to persist for at least two days.

29 Jul 2015 description

HYDERABAD: Torrential rains caused widespread devastation in Hyderabad, Matiari, Tando Allahyar, Tando Mohammad Khan, Jamshoro, Mirpurkas, Badin and Tharparkar districts of Sindh on Tuesday. Intermittent spells of moderate to heavy showers continued till the evening.

29 Jul 2015 description

ZULFIQAR ALI

PESHAWAR: A mobile health unit, equipped with X-ray and other laboratory facilities, has been sitting idle among 12 other new vans scattered at the parking lot near the office of agency surgeon at Civil Hospital, Parachinar for the last two years.

These vehicles belong to the Directorate of Health Fata that oversees health sector in tribal areas. KFW, German Development Bank, had donated the mobile health unit mounted on a mini-truck that cost approximately Rs10 million.

29 Jul 2015 description

SHAZIA HASAN

KARACHI: Water is the need of the city which is almost all the time facing a shortage of this most necessary natural resource. In fact adequate water supply has become a serious challenge in Karachi. And as the population of Karachi increases the requirement of bulk water supply to it becomes overwhelming.

The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) is supplying water through the Greater Karachi Bulk Water Supply (GKBWS), K-II, K-III and other schemes to Karachi since 1958.

29 Jul 2015 description

Islamabad : Pakistan continues to be confronted by a series of regional and localized challenges of different natures compounded by recurrent natural disasters (such as floods, earthquakes and droughts, cyclones and landslides etc.). These disasters have devastating consequences, including also widening of the ‘gender’ gaps between women and men.

28 Jul 2015 description

Islamabad, Pakistan | AFP | Tuesday 7/28/2015 - 16:47 GMT

Torrential rains and flooding have killed 81 people in Pakistan over the past two weeks and affected almost 300,000, the disaster management agency said Tuesday, warning of more bad weather to come.

Severe rains which began in mid-July have caused havoc in both the north and south of the country, damaging more than 1,900 houses and injuring dozens of people, a spokesman for the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said.

28 Jul 2015 description

Rescue and relief operations by civil administration and army contingents are under way in flood-hit areas across Pakistan, said a report published on Radio Pakistan on Tuesday.

Yesterday, The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had issued alerts to the government agencies concerned and provincial disaster management authorities (PDMAs) for a possible flood in River Indus and heavy rains in different parts of the country.

28 Jul 2015 description

CHITRAL: The people in the flood-affected upper parts of Chitral and Lot Koh and Bumburate valleys have complained about acute shortage of food and clean drinking water.

Flood victims told Dawn over the telephone here from Mulkhow, Reshun, Shoghore and Garam Chashma that they had run out of food items and faced starvation.

They said the roads leading to all calamity-hit areas in Chitral district had been closed and that it might take one to two weeks for their opening to vehicular traffic.