Four more flood victims die

Sharjeel says 2,548 govt buildings damaged


Our Correspondent September 24, 2022
A boy crosses a flooded street, with the help of a wire fastened on both ends, following rains and floods during the monsoon season in Charsadda, Pakistan August 27, 2022. REUTERS

KARACHI:

Out of 4.7614 million cropped area, 3.773 million acres have been destroyed in recent rains and flash floods across the province, Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon said in a press statement on Friday.

The minister said that four more precious lives have been lost and rain related deaths have risen to 728, while 8422 people injured. Another 26,506 cattle were reported to have perished, taking death toll of livestock to 340,015.

He added that it is top priority of Sindh government to provide relief to the farmers.

In order to provide relief to the farmers, the Sindh government has fixed the support price of wheat at Rs4,000 per kg for the next year crop.

According to the report of the Works and Services department as many as 2548 government buildings have been destroyed by the recent rains and floods including schools, basic health units, and others, ‘ the minister said. He said that the Sindh government has formed committees to assess the actual data of the damages, which will start their survey from comming Monday.

Sindh sends police to Islamabad

Contingents of Sindh police have started going to Islamabad in view of possible protests in the federal capital.

The Islamabad police have requested for 30,000 personnel from the provinces to help control the law and order situation after the call of sit-in and protest by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan in Islamabad.

Sindh IG Ghulam Nabi Memon issued instructions to Additional IG Training, Additional IG Karachi, DIG Training, DIGs, SSPs of districts and other concerned officials to arrange personnel for performing security duties during the sit-in in Islamabad.

As per orders, police of various districts started sending troops, while more personnel lists are also being mustered up for the trip to capital.

A substantial number of Sindh police officers and officials are busy in the efforts for the rehabilitation of the flood victims.

 

Published in The Express Tribune, September 24th, 2022.

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