SLAMABAD: Recent rains have improved river flows, which have subsequently enhanced storage in major reservoirs of the country, and are likely to cause high to very high flood in the River Chenab at some major headworks, including Marala, Khanki and Qadirabad.
“According to latest hydrological conditions River Chenab at Marala, Khanki and Qadirabad is likely to attain high flood level in next 36 hours,” says a forecast issued by the Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) of the Pakistan Meteorological Department.
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NOWSHERA: In two incidents on Thursday, polio workers were held hostage and manhandled by locals who disrupted the ongoing polio eradication campaign in Nowshera district.
In Rashakai, the police arrested three people for allegedly disrupting the vaccination process by harassing female staffers of the polio teams and abusing the police staff assisting them.
According to reports, the polio eradication teams in Nowshera have boycotted the ongoing vaccination campaign in protest against harassment of female staffers in the area.
KHAR: Two girls were killed and a woman was injured in house collapse incidents in Bajaur and Shangla districts as torrential rains lashed various parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday, officials said.
In Khar tehsil, roof of a room in a house collapsed on the family members of one Mohammad Din in Inzari village. Local people and personnel of Bajaur Levies took part in the rescue work and recovered the body of a 10-year-old girl and an injured woman from the debris.
The body and the injured woman were taken to the district headquarters hospital, Khar.
GILGIT: The floods caused by melting glaciers continued to swell streams and rivers across Gilgit-Baltistan on Saturday, damaging houses, crops, bridges and roads.
The floods have also stranded thousands of people in remote areas.
Authorities said floods from melting glacier in Bazgang nullah continued on the third day on Saturday, with debris brought by it damaged over 40 houses in Tumik area of Rondu valley of Skardu, forcing residents to migrate to safe places.