PM expresses resolve to fully support and assist flood affected areas

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SAJAWAL, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – Aug 27, 2022): Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif said on Saturday that the whole country had been badly affected by flash floods due to incessant monsoon rains, and resolved to overcome the problems related to floods with collective efforts.

The prime minister said the season’s heavy rains had caused loss of life, damaged roads and linking infrastructure across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan.

During a visit to review rescue and relief operations in the flood affected areas of Faqirani Jat, Oplano and others, the Prime Minister received a detailed briefing on the situation and relief efforts. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Federal Ministers also accompanied the Prime Minister.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said he witnessed the vast area inundated by flood waters.

In Swat and Kalam, flash floods have caused human and financial losses, washed away road infrastructure and bridges, and are now heading towards Charsadda and Nowshehra posing a serious threat there, he said, adding that district administrations, relief agencies and the armed forces had been fully supporting rescue and relief efforts and evacuating people to safe places.

He said considerable damage had been done to the Munda dam.

The Prime Minister said that in areas affected by the floods, relief efforts were underway. Sadly, he said huge losses had been recorded across the country, adding that with joint and continuous efforts, they would overcome the challenge posed by the natural disaster.

On this occasion, the Prime Minister also appreciated the efforts of the Prime Minister, the administration and the armed forces for their rescue and relief operations in these areas.

Chief Secretary, Director General of Provincial Disaster Management Authority, Deputy Commissioner, Pakistan Navy officials and other relevant authorities briefed Prime Minister on relief operations, flood situation and rehabilitation of damaged infrastructure.

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