Exceptional monsoon battered Sindh, Sharjeel

Relief efforts are under way

Our Correspondent August 20, 2022
People wade through a flooded street after heavy monsoon rains in Karachi. PHOTO: AFP/FILE


Sindh Minister for Information, Transport and Mass Transit Sharjeel Inam Memon said that Sindh has received exceptional monsoon rains this season and infrastructure in cities and standing crops in rural areas of the province have been severely damaged.

In a statement on Friday, he said that Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Dadu, Malir, Umarkot, Matiari, Tando Mohammad Khan, Badin, Thatta and Sajawal were worst affected areas in the current spell of the monsoon. The minister said that relief and rescue operations are underway in the affected areas and Sindh cabinet members are monitoring all the relief activities.

He added that PDMA has dispatched tents, rations and water dewatering machines to the affected areas.

He has said that on the directives of the Sindh Chief Minister, the Sindh government has released Rs0.3 million to each Deputy commissioner of all the affected districts for relief operations.

Sharjeel said that district administrations have been directed to provide alternate accommodation to affected families in government schools.

He added that the Sindh government will compensate the loss of lives and property due to rains and this regard Chief Minister Sindh has sought data of damages from all the divisional commissioners.


Published in The Express Tribune, August 20th, 2022.


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