RAJANPUR: Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Afzal Nasir Khan has directed all departments concerned to remain alert to tackle potential floods and protect lives and properties of the people. The direction came after Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) issued a forecast of rains in parts of Dera Ghazi Khan Division. According to the PDMA warning, heavy rains are expected in parts of DG Khan Division comprising districts of Rajanpur, DG Khan, Muzaffargarh and Layyah during the next 48 to 72 hours. The expected rain can trigger medium-level floods in the Indus River and low-to-medium level flood in hill torrents, the DC said. He asked the departments concerned including Rescue 1122, Health, Revenue, Police, Livestock and others to remain alert during this period. Emergency teams had already been present in the areas around Indus River and in Pachadh area to rescue people. The DC said that all resources will be utilised to protect people and property from floods and to confine the damage to a minimum level.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 17th, 2019.