Provinces submit aid to center as flood threat persists

Punjab, Sindh deposite two billion rupees each in federal governme­nt's flood relief fund for distribu­tion.


Express September 12, 2010

Punjab and Sindh have deposited two billion rupees each in the federal government's flood relief fund for the distribution of Rs20,000 among the flood victims.

The flood victims will receive 40 billion rupees will be distributed among under the plan.

Banks situated in the flood hit areas will issue cash cards to the flood victims.

Disrupted roads in Tank

The road links in district Tank of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa remain disrupted 46 days into the devastating floods.

The floods swept away the Tank-Peshawar highway and many bridges since it first hit on July 27.

Currently Tank has no road link with any part of the province.

People are now protesting against the government's slow response, as many lives have been lost to the floods.

Flood threatens Dadu and Sehwan

Floods are still posing a threat to various areas of Sindh as District Dadu and Sehwan city are the latest in line following the overflow of Manchar Lake.

Given the intensity of the situation at MNV Drain, Pakistan Army has been directed to handle the situation.

According to sources, the Sindh government has been warned of a massive devastation if MNV Drain is breached.

The provincial government has placed all resources on a stand-by to handle the situation.

Water recedes at Kotri Barrage

Water level at Kotri Barrage has receded however there are still reports of high flood in the area.

According to the Irrigation Department, water flow in the barrage is 437 cusecs, however, the out flow is 431,000 cusecs.

Water inflow from the Sorjani, Dulha Darya Khan and Manarki dyke is more than 400 cusecs.

Efforts to fill the breach have also been hampered due to high water pressure at Kot Almo dyke.

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