CHITRAL: Torrential rains in Upper Chitral have caused flooding many parts of lower Chitral, hampering transportation services in the district, stranding passengers on the two days of Eidul Azha. The district administration has been struggling to resume the flow of traffic to Shandur and Upper Chitral areas, as most of the connected roads have been badly damaged or washed always by flash floods, locals said. The flash floods have also damaged crops and orchards in the area. Meanwhile, a new spell of clouds entered the country and more rains are expected in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa with heavy rains and flash floods expected in the Hazara and Malakand division along with Peshawar division.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 14th, 2019.