Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday said that the entire country was badly affected by floods due to incessant monsoon rains and resolved to overcome the challenge with collective efforts.
The prime minister said that the heavy downpours had caused human losses and damaged road and infrastructure across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan.
During a visit to review rescue and relief operations in flood-hit areas of Faqirani Jat, Oplano and others, the prime minister was given a detailed briefing on the situation and the relief efforts. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and other federal ministers also accompanied the premier.
In Swat and Kalam, flash floods had caused human and financial losses, swept away road infrastructure and bridges, and the flood was now headed towards Charsadda and Nowshehra, posing a severe threat there, he said,
He further said district administrations, rescue agencies and the armed forces had been fully supporting the rescue and relief efforts and evacuating the people to safe places and added that considerable damage was caused to the Munda dam.
Shehbaz said in the flood-affected areas, rescue and relief efforts were being carried out. "Unfortunately, huge losses were witnessed across the country, but with joint and continuous efforts, we would overcome the issues posed by the natural catastrophe."
The chief secretary, director general provincial Disaster Management Authority, deputy commissioner, officials of the Pakistan Navy and other relevant authorities briefed the prime minister on the relief operations, flood situation and rehabilitation of the damaged infrastructure.
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