Flood In Pakistan Update | More than 33 million affected as torrential rains cripple life

Countrywide death toll crosses 1,000; more than 1,600 injured; 735,375 livestock dead; 1,051,570 houses damaged

 

All road networks in Gilgit-Baltistan region cleared for traffic 

All road network of National Highway in Gilgit-Baltistan region has now been opened for all kind of traffic.


Flood In Pakistan Update | More than 33 million affected as torrential rains cripple life

 


PTCL group pledges Rs1.75bn billion to support flood affectees

 

KARACHI: PTCL Group has come forward to aid communities affected by floods across various provinces of Pakistan through a relief package worth Rs1.75 billion.

The package includes donations to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund, and NGOs, provision of free calls in flood-affected areas, housing loans to displaced people and medical facilities.

It will be providing medical services to affectees in its health centres, where a total of 13 doctors and 27 paramedical staff in eight districts will perform their duties. 

To further extend the support, Ufone 4G has announced free calls for people in the flood-affected communities so that they can keep them connected with their families and friends, and help them establish contact with the aid agencies and the government. 

 

 

 

Indian PM Narendar Modi extends heartfelt condolences to flood affectees in Pakistan

 

Saddened to see the devastation caused by the floods in Pakistan. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, the injured and all those affected by this natural calamity and hope for an early restoration of normalcy.

 

China's Xi condoles with President Alvi over severe floods

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolence to Pakistani President Arif Alvi over the ongoing calamity of floods in Pakistan, CGTN reported on Monday.

 

Peshawar Corps commander visits flood-affected areas in Swat Valley

 

Peshawar Corps Commander Lieutenant General Hassan Azhar Hayat visited the flood-affected areas in Swat Valley, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations said Monday.

According to the military's media wing, the commander interacted with the flood affectees and tourists who were evacuated by Pakistan Army from Kalam and Kumrat.

General Hayat also met the locals and troops busy in rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts.

 

Friendly countries continue to send aid for flood affectees: ISPR

 

To help flood victims of Pakistan, friendly countries have pledged support to Pakistan's relief and rehabilitation efforts, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

The military's media wing, in a brief statement issued Monday, stated that four military aircraft from Turkey have arrived at Karachi carrying relief goods. 

While two military aircraft from UAE have arrived at Noorkhan Air Base Rawalpindi, one military aircraft from UAE will arrive at Noor khan this evening and two aircraft from China will reach Pakistan in the next 48 hours, the ISPR stated.

"Bahrain has pledged one aircraft to help assist flood victims. The relief goods being brought through these aircraft include tentage, medicine and food items," the statement read.

 

 

Technical issue in Quetta resolved: PTCL

 

The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd (PTCL) said that the technical fault in its optic fibre cable due to flash floods in Balochistan — which impacted connectivity services in the Quetta region — has been rectified.

 

Maryam Nawaz visits Taunsa Sharif to express solidarity with flood victims

 

PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif on Monday visited the flood-hit areas Tabbi Qaisrani and Basti Nari in Taunsa Sharif to meet the flood victims. She listened to the worries and issues of the female affectees of flood and assured them of every possible help.

 

Queen Elizabeth ‘deeply saddened’ over loss of life

 

Queen Elizabeth says she is deeply saddened by the widespread flooding that has claimed more than 1,000 lives in Pakistan this summer.

Pakistan has seen exceptionally heavy monsoon rains which have triggered flash floods, affecting 33 million people and damaging nearly one million homes. The death toll is reported to be at least 1,061 people.

In a message to President Arif Alvi, Queen Elizabeth said:

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the tragic loss of life and destruction caused by the floods across Pakistan. My thoughts are with all those who have been affected, as well as those working in difficult circumstances to support the recovery efforts. The United Kingdom stands in solidarity with Pakistan as you recover from these terrible events.”

 

 

Third plane carrying aid from Turkiye lands in Karachi

 

A third plane carrying relief goods from Turkiye landed in Karachi on Monday after two other tranches of aid for flood victims were airlifted to Pakistan yesterday.

The aid was received by the Turkish consul-general in Karachi and handed over to federal minister Khurram Dastagir and provincial ministers at the Jinnah International Airport.

The first flight from Turkiye brought 38 tonnes of relief items, while the other carried 14 tonnes.

 

 

Rescue operation over, rehabilitation process to begin now: Gen Bajwa

 

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa Sunday said that the rescue operations in flood-affected areas is almost over and now the rehabilitation process has begun which would take years to complete.

In a recorded message, the chief of army staff stated that he has been visiting flood-affected areas for the last few days.

“Yesterday I was in Balochistan’s area of Uthal and Bela and today I am here in Khaipur, Sindh, and the devastations here are massive,” he said, adding that the federal, provincial governments, Pakistan Army, Navy, Airforce, welfare organisations are putting all-out efforts to provide rescue.

 

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