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    Floods kills 400 in Pakistan, India

    ISLAMABAD — The death toll from floods in India and Pakistan has reached 400 as authorities warned of more flooding in the days ahead.

    The floods have put half a million people in peril and rendered thousands homeless. Pakistani and Indian troops have been using boats and helicopters to drop food supplies for stranded families and evacuate victims.

    In Pakistan, 205 have died while 200 perished in India. Nearly 700 people have been injured.

    Ahmad Kamal, spokesman for Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority, says the floods are moving toward the country’s south. He says evacuations are planned in several southern districts which could soon be inundated.

    The flash floods have caused big losses on both sides of the divided Kashmir region, and have also caused much devastation in northern and eastern Pakistan.

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    With thousands displaced Shahbaz dubs floods 'deadliest in history'

    LAHORE: With over 4,000 homes destroyed and several thousand people rendered homeless across central and northern Pakistan, the catastrophic floods on Tuesday were dubbed as the deadliest in the country’s history by the chief minister of the worst-hit province.

    As army and civilian rescue agencies mounted mass relief efforts to get villagers to safety with the help of helicopters and boats, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on a visit to flood-hit areas in Punjab told reporters the flood were the “deadliest in the history of Pakistan”.

    “It is our responsibility to save every life, I have asked all political workers to go in the field and serve people,” he added.

    While the 2014 floods have caused mass devastation, the country’s most devastating floods in recorded history remain to be the 2010 disaster, which killed more than 2,000 people and affected 18 million – more than a tenth of the country's population.

    On his tour of Jalalpur Bhattian of Hafizabad district today, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif advised relief workers to ensure safety of the locals.

    The high levels of flood with the combined thrust of Chenab, Jhelum and Ravi has reached Trimmu Headwork, where the discharge of flood water is continuously being monitored for reducing the impact of floods on population at risk, a press statement released by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said.

    According to reports, flooding has submerged entire villages and ruined crops. Over 2,500 villages are partially or completely submerged across the Kashmir area, while thousands of people are stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued.



    Floods in Punjab
    At least eight people died, while several others were injured as roof of a mosque collapsed in Lahore. Relief efforts to rescue those stranded under the rubble were underway.

    According to figures provided by NDMA, Punjab was the most heavily-hit province in the country due to floods with at least 156 deaths reported, 265 houses damaged and 1,337 villages affected.

    A huge amount of flood water has accumulated in the Qadirabad headworks on River Chenab whereas the Trimmu Barrage is receiving 177,000 cusecs water on River Chenab, said NDMA official Ahmed Kamal.

    Kamal said if the level of water crossed the present danger mark, spillway gates of Trimmo Barrage will have to be thrown open.

    The exceptionally high flood level may continue until September 12, the Pakistan Meteorological Department stated in a press release.

    As a consequence, Sargodha, Khushab, Jhang and Toba Tek Singh districts are likely to be inundated.

    Floods in Gilgit Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir
    Azad Jammu and Kashmir suffered massive devastation due flooding in the Jhelum river affected more than 120 villages. At least 64 deaths were reported, whereas 2,132 houses were also damaged.

    Spokesperson for NDMA Ahmed Kamal has said that 30,034 people in Azad Kashmir have been affected due to rain and flood.

    Earlier, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had visited Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Monday to witness the losses caused by rains and floods in the region.

    Addressing a ceremony in Rawalakot, he had assured the AJK authorities of his government’s full support in mitigating the suffering of those affected by the flooding.

    “The government stands by you and is trying its best to alleviate your suffering,” the Prime Minister had said.

    On the other hand, at least 11 deaths were reported in Gilgit Baltistan, with two houses reported to be fully damaged.

    Relief efforts in progress
    Twelve helicopters and 574 boats were deployed for rescue mission in flood-hit areas. Over 18,227 persons were evacuated and 29,930 vaccinated from the flood-hit areas.

    Over 2,000 army personnel have also been deployed for rescue and relief efforts.

    Ten thousand tents, 31 boats, 100 life jackets to government of Punjab and 200 tents, 1,000 blankets and three rubber boats to Islamabad Capital Territory. In addition, 3,000 tents, 3,000 blankets and 1,500 plastic mats have also been dispatched, the NDMA press statement said.

    COAS visits flood-affected areas
    The Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif visited flood affected areas near Qadirabad, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa said.

    According to ISPR, on-duty army officials briefed the army chief regarding relief efforts.

    Weather prediction for next 24 hours

    According to NDMA, scattered thundershowers with isolated heavy falls are expected over Southeast Sindh, whereas isolated thundershowers are expected over Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Bannu and Kohat Divisions, Mehmand, Bajaur and Waziristan Agencies, Gilgit Baltistan & Kashmir.

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    India and Pakistan floods: Thousands still marooned

    Hundreds of thousands of people remain stranded in India and many more have been warned to leave their homes in Pakistan amid some of the worst flooding in the region in decades.

    The death toll in the two countries has passed 450 with troops deployed to rescue people and provide relief.

    Officials say 400,000 people are stranded in Indian-administered Kashmir, where 200 people have died.

    In Pakistan, 254 people have died and thousands have been asked to evacuate.

    Pakistan's Minister for Water and Power Khwaja Mohammad Asif was quoted by the Associated Press news agency as saying that some 700,000 people had been told to leave their homes, which could be inundated in the next four days.

    At least 24 people have been killed and seven others were injured when the roof of a mosque collapsed on Tuesday after days of heavy rain in the city of Lahore, officials said.

    "The ages of the worshippers who died are between 15 and 35 years. We have also taken out seven seriously injured people from the rubble," news agency AFP quoted Mohammed Rashid, an official at the rescue control room, as saying.

    Hundreds of people are trying to leave Srinagar, the main city of Indian-administered Kashmir.

    Hordes of tourists are trying to take flights out of the city's airport, while many migrant workers, who have no money to pay for tickets, are looking for free flights.

    Although the rains have subsided, many areas of the city are still water-logged, including neighbourhoods around the Dal Lake.

    Pick-up trucks packed with young men are going around neighbourhoods to rescue trapped people as many complain that the authorities are not doing enough.

    The main road to the city from the airport is still under water.
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    There has been more flooding overnight in Pakistan and much of the water is coming from across the border in India, says the BBC's Andrew North in Punjab.

    Some of the earth dykes which were holding the water back are now collapsing, releasing a new surge into farming villages where residents thought they would be untouched, our correspondent adds.

    Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the floods were a "sad moment" for the country.

    "These floods came suddenly and no one knew that such a large flood was coming," he told flood victims in Hafiz district on Tuesday.

    Across the border, in Indian-administered Kashmir, thousands of stranded people have taken shelter on rooftops of their homes.

    Although heavy rains have eased in the flood-ravaged valley, water levels in the Dal Lake in the city are reported to be rising and inundating neighbouring areas.

    Using helicopters, boats and naval commandos, troops have retrieved more than 76,500 people in flood-affected areas of Kashmir.

    Officials said a shortage of rescue boats and lack of telecommunication links - which snapped on Monday - were affecting rescue operations.

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    Seems the death toll will inevitably rise. So sad
    RIP

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    Pakistan floods: Thousands flee after dyke breached

    Pakistani authorities have breached a strategic dyke in flood-affected Punjab to ease pressure on flood defences downstream and protect urban areas.

    More than 700,000 villagers have been forced to flee their homes.

    Much of the water is reaching Pakistan from Indian-administered Kashmir where flood levels are now falling.

    There have been chaotic scenes at one of the region's main airports, Srinagar, as tourists and migrant workers struggle to leave.

    The death toll in the two countries has passed 450, with troops deployed to rescue people and provide assistance.

    The flooding is the worst Indian-administered Kashmir has seen in decades. Officials say 400,000 people are stranded there and at least 200 people have died.

    Pakistan has not experienced floods as devastating since 2010 - officials say 254 people have died in the past few days.

    The BBC's Andrew North, near Jhang in Pakistan's Punjab province, says the authorities are struggling to cope with the still growing flood around the city, with thousands more displaced.

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    At the scene: Andrew North, BBC News, Jhang

    Parts of Jhang are now flooded as well as the surrounding area. Many people are taking refuge on dykes with their belongings piled around and their livestock tethered nearby.

    Some used tractors to escape the rising waters, carrying rope beds, blankets and feed for the animals. They have now improvised shelters on the dykes.

    Rescue teams are still going out on boats to find stranded people. But the relief effort is patchy. Teams of volunteers - some from Islamic groups - have been distributing food, water and medicines, but there's only limited co-ordination and many displaced people say they have not yet received any help.

    Some of the new flooding has been caused by authorities breaching dykes to relieve the pressure - that means more villages being inundated.

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    On Wednesday, emergency teams blew up a dyke on the west bank of the Chenab river upstream from a major dam at Trimmu, in order to prevent flood waters from bursting through. Officials said 200 villages in the area had been flooded as a result.

    Floods caused by monsoon rains are an annual event in South Asia and a series of dams on major rivers are aimed at protecting urban areas in particular from being hit by floods. One of Pakistan's largest cities Multan is downstream from Trimmu dam.

    Punjab has been taking the brunt of the rain and flooding in Pakistan in recent days. At least 24 people were killed and seven others injured when the roof of a mosque collapsed on Tuesday after days of heavy rain in the city of Lahore, officials said.

    An aerial view seen from an airplane shows the flooded Srinagar city (9 September 2014)
    Officials say 400,000 people are stranded in Indian-administered Kashmir
    Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the floods were a "sad moment" for the country.

    "No-one knew that such a large flood was coming," he told flood victims in Hafiz district on Tuesday.

    Across the border, in Indian-administered Kashmir, thousands of stranded people have taken shelter on rooftops of their homes.

    Although heavy rains have eased in the Kashmir valley, water levels in Dal Lake in Srinagar are reported to be rising and inundating neighbouring areas.

    Using helicopters, boats and naval commandos, troops say they have retrieved more than 76,500 people in flood-affected areas of Kashmir.

    Officials said a shortage of rescue boats and lack of telecommunication links - which went down on Monday - were affecting rescue operations.

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    At the scene: Sanjoy Majumder, BBC News, Srinagar
    A tractor evacuating Kashmiri flood victims to higher grounds travels through a flooded street in Srinagar (9 September 2014)
    Many areas of Srinagar city are still under water
    Hundreds of people are trying to leave Srinagar, the main city of Indian-administered Kashmir.

    Hordes of tourists are trying to take flights out of the city's airport, while many migrant workers, who have no money to pay for tickets, are looking for free flights.

    Although the rains have subsided, many areas of the city are still water-logged, including neighbourhoods around the Dal Lake.

    Pick-up trucks packed with young men are going around neighbourhoods to rescue trapped people as many complain that the authorities are not doing enough.

    The main road to the city from the airport is still under water.

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    Re: Heavy rain forcast for Punjab and KP

    This may be temporary relief. Worse by the weekend forecasted.

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    These are the worst floods in Pakistans history. 1000s will die and millions suffer. All i can see is Shabhaz walking around in his thigh boots - telling us he will "follow the water". God help Pakistan.

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    Floods continue to wreak havoc

    *Death toll rises to 257, more than half a million people affected so far

    *Numerous villages flooded as authorities breach strategic embankment to prevent flooding in Jhang

    *More embankments to be breached to avoid flooding in Multan, 200 villages to be affected as a result

    Authorities have blown up a strategic embankment to divert raging floodwaters away from Jhang, officials said Wednesday, as the death toll from rains and flood around the country passed 250.

    At least 54 people died while 60 were injured on Wednesday as floods and rains continued to wreak havoc in areas of Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

    According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the death toll in recent rains and flashfloods has risen to 257 while 461 have been injured so far.

    A total of 581,193 people have been affected by the disaster — a term that covers everything from loss of property to bereavement.

    More than 2235 villages have been affected by rains and floods while 325,000 standing crops have been damaged.

    Over 18,200 people have been evacuated and over 450 health centers have been established for the flood victims, said officials concerned.

    According to NDMA statistics, 2,881 houses were completely destroyed while 9,515 houses were damaged in the recent spell of monsoon rains and floods.

    EMBANKEMENT BREACHED TO SAVE JHANG:

    Meanwhile, authorities breached an embankment to divert floodwaters from Jhang, a senior provincial disaster management official said.

    “This breach was the last option to save the lives and property of the city’s residents,” an official told reporters.

    Jhang is home to around 400,000 people, as per the last census in 1998.

    Minister for Water and Power and Defence Khawaja Asif confirmed the breach and told Parliament that it was done “to avert catastrophe”.

    Resident of Jhang Muhammad Zulfiqar said, “I can see water flowing everywhere and the water level has risen up to eight feet in some villages. Those left behind are on the rooftops of their houses.”

    A senior rescue official in Lahore said that some 100 boats were rescuing residents and more than 4,000 people had so far been evacuated from the city.

    Meanwhile, the army has deployed seven helicopters and 90 boats in Jhang and the nearby district of Chinot to rescue some 2,500 people, according to a statement.

    Lawmaker Chaudhry Abdul Waheed Arain said authorities were also preparing explosives to breach more embankments further downstream to protect the city of Multan, a move that could flood some 200 villages.

    NO ROADS, NO FOOD:

    Nusrat Mai, a woman from the village of Basti Ghota near Multan living in a makeshift camp told reporters, “The floods have completely destroyed us, boats came to rescue us… we do not have food and we do not have anything.”

    In Azad Kashmir, where the flooding began, more than 20,000 people living in mud houses in remote areas are now facing food shortages after roads were destroyed.

    “It took me seven hours to reach here and my house, which is 9 kilometres away, has been damaged by rains,” said Mohammad Hussain, a resident of village Naikabad near Muzaffarabad.

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    Re: Heavy rain forcast for Punjab and KP

    As of now, there isn't a lot of rainfall. But more storms are being forecasted for next week. The cities/villages south of the Indus river are in extreme danger. May God have His mercy on all of us.
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    Re: Heavy rain forcast for Punjab and KP

    The change in the worlds global warming has blatantly expose the incompetence of the administration of the sub continent

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    Livestock has been simply massacred. Sad news for the poorest.....if they survive.

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    Re: Heavy rain forcast for Punjab and KP

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    Floods kills 400 in Pakistan, India

    ISLAMABAD — The death toll from floods in India and Pakistan has reached 400 as authorities warned of more flooding in the days ahead.

    The floods have put half a million people in peril and rendered thousands homeless. Pakistani and Indian troops have been using boats and helicopters to drop food supplies for stranded families and evacuate victims.

    In Pakistan, 205 have died while 200 perished in India. Nearly 700 people have been injured.

    Ahmad Kamal, spokesman for Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority, says the floods are moving toward the country’s south. He says evacuations are planned in several southern districts which could soon be inundated.

    The flash floods have caused big losses on both sides of the divided Kashmir region, and have also caused much devastation in northern and eastern Pakistan.

    http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014...akistan-india/
    My thoughts and prayers to go out to everyone who has been affected by the floods. The number of those killed in the floods have gone up. It is simply hard to imagine the pain and suffering of all those who are affected. I sincerely that they will find enough strength and courage to deal with this tragedy.

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    Re: Heavy rain forcast for Punjab and KP

    Quote Originally Posted by US CENTCOM View Post
    My thoughts and prayers to go out to everyone who has been affected by the floods. The number of those killed in the floods have gone up. It is simply hard to imagine the pain and suffering of all those who are affected. I sincerely that they will find enough strength and courage to deal with this tragedy.

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    Death toll could rise to 1000s. Terrible tragedy

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    Re: 31 dead in rain-related incidents in Punjab

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    RIP

    Every year same. No care or interest on bulking up the defences.
    There is no defence against water,you can only divert it.
    Water management is not easy,you need canals,underground water tunnels and places that can be flooded without any harm to anyone or anything,alot of them(money).
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    Re: 31 dead in rain-related incidents in Punjab

    Quote Originally Posted by T-123456 View Post
    There is no defence against water,you can only divert it.
    Water management is not easy,you need canals,underground water tunnels and places that can be flooded without any harm to anyone or anything,alot of them(money).
    No investment for years brother.
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    Mangla dam attains maximum storage level

    The Mangla reservoir attained its maximum storage level of 1242 feet above mean sea level for the first time after completion of Mangla Dam Raising Project. The dam was raised by 30 feet to increase water storage level of the reservoir up to 1242 feet above mean sea level. Thus, water storage capacity of the Mangla reservoir increased to 7.4 million acre feet (MAF) with an addition of 2.88 MAF. With completion of the raised Mangla Dam, the Mangla reservoir has become the biggest water reservoir in the country surpassing Tarbela, which has a live storage capacity of 6.45 MAF.

    The raised Mangla Dam has not only stored additional water but is also playing a pivotal role in mitigating the current flood by trimming peak water inflows. As a result of the raised Mangla Dam, an additional 2.88 MAF of water will irrigate another 1.314 million acres of land, and generate 644 million additional units of electricity per annum from the existing Mangla Hydel Power Station. Monetary benefits of Mangla Dam Raising Project are estimated to be about Rs 111 billion in terms of enhanced agriculture produce, additional electricity generation and flood mitigation.

    It is also noteworthy that the Mangla Hydel Power System has generated 214 million units of electricity from September 1 to 9, 2014 as compared to 90 million units during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 124 million units in just 9 days. Mangla Dam was completed in 1967 with a storage capacity of 5.88 MAF, which reduced to 4.67 MAF due to sedimentation till 2004. Subsequently, Mangla Dam Raising Project was initiated in 2004 with a view to maximising hydro potential of River Jhelum. The project was completed in December 2009.

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    Lower Punjab on alert as raging river heads south

    LAHORE/JHANG/MULTAN: As the peak of exceptionally high flood in the Chenab river was crossing Trimu headworks on Thursday, the Punjab government authorities expressed fears about floods in Multan because of chances of breaches at two bridges leading to the district.

    The Multan region was the focus of all relief and rescue operations and over 1,100 boats and 16 helicopters were being used to evacuate people from Jhang, Multan and Muzaffargarh.

    So far 184 people have been killed in rain- and flood-related incidents and crops over hundreds of thousands of acres damaged in Punjab.

    Talking to reporters, Chairman of the Cabinet Committee on Floods, Shuja Khanzada, said the authorities were considering making another breach in an embankment at Athara Hazari, opposite Jhang, to handle a peak of 500,000 to 600,000 cusecs approaching Trimu over the next 24 hours.

    But the irrigation department and the Jhang district administration said the chances were remote.


    According to Mr Khanzada, the breach caused by Chenab at Vijhana, near Jhang, was being plugged to save areas around the city.

    About 40,000 cusecs gushed towards Jhang through this point on Wednesday and the authorities claimed that the flow had been reduced to 2000 cusecs after the plugging of the breach.

    To save Jhang and adjoining villages and towns, the authorities had on Wednesday blown up the Chenab’s right side embankment at Athara Hazari, diverting 120,000 cusecs to Athara Hazari and adjoining areas.

    Now Shorkot city is under an increasing threat of flood and the authorities are making efforts to strengthen the city’s defence by beefing up the dyke and plugging vulnerable points.

    A peak of 625,321 cusecs passed Trimu in the early hours of Thursday and the level was 592,304 cusecs at 4pm.

    Mr Khanzada said Chenab downstream Trimu could pose a serious threat to Multan, mainly because of chances of breaches at Muhammadwala and Sher Shah (railway) bridges.

    He said the discharge at Muhammadwala bridge was 350,000 cusecs and that at Sher Shah 250,000 cusecs at noon and the level was rising. “At present the two bridges are safe, but breaches on their right side (Multan) may be made if the flow in the river poses any threat to them,” Mr Khanzada said at around 12.30am.

    In case of breaches, he feared, the floodwater would badly affect Multan district, but the city would be safe.

    Irrigation department officials told Dawn at 8pm that both the bridges were safe and the floodwater was flowing within their dykes.

    Sources at the Multan irrigation department told Dawn that a breach near Head Muhammadwala was likely because of faulty design of the bridge. They said the bridge had been built by diverting the river towards west of the city. The river was diverted about 6km off course and that is the point where water pressure is increasing.

    The sources said the pressure was building up on the left bank of the river from Head Muhammadwala to Bund Bosan and to reduce the pressure the breach would be made. According to them, the water level on the gauge installed at Head Muhammadwala was at 412 while the breach will be made if water touched 417.

    Meanwhile, the Flood Forecasting Division forecast high flood in the river Ravi at Sidhnai over the next 24 hours. The discharge at this point was 62,528 cusecs at 4pm and was expected to rise to 70,000 cusecs.

    Ravi falls into Chenab near Ahmadpur Sial. The waters then head to Multan. The authorities said it would add to the peak in Chenab, creating more problems in the region.

    The FFD forecast high to very high flood (600,000 to 700,000 cusecs) in Indus river at Guddu on Sept 15 and 16. Sukkur is likely to face a similar scenario on Sept 16 and 17.

    It said peaks could inundate Muzaffargarh, Rahimyar Khan, Rajanpur, Jacobabad, Ghotki, Shikarpur and Sukkur districts and asked the authorities concerned to take measures to avoid any loss of life and property.

    Meanwhile, Punjab Food Minister Bilal Yasin said that 1.8 million people had so far been affected by floods and rains in 21 districts where an emergency had been declared. Over 140,000 people have been rescued and shifted to safe places.

    The Punjab government’s spokesman Zaeem Qadri said the army, navy and air force were assisting the provincial government in carrying out rescue and relief operations in the flood-hit cities and towns.

    Published in Dawn, September 12th, 2014

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    Rains, floods kill 280 across Pakistan: NDMA

    ISLAMABAD: Rains and floods have killed 280 people and injured more than 500 across the country, Ahmad Kamal, the spokesman for Pakistan's National Disaster Management (NDMA), said.

    He said more than two million people had been affected in the ongoing crisis.

    The statement comes as military specialists blew up dykes in central Pakistan to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods.

    Most of the breaches at the overflowing Chenab River were performed overnight as floodwaters reached Multan.Television channels showed visuals of floodwaters gushing through the blown-up dykes.

    An additional hole was breached near Shershah Bridge today as a result of which water was rapidly flowing into towns in the vicinity. As a consequence, dozens of villages have also been inundated.

    Also read: Battle to save Multan is on

    Civil and military officials have been using helicopters and boats to evacuate marooned people since September 3, when floods triggered by monsoon rains hit Pakistan.

    The military said in a statement Saturday that it was still evacuating people and air-dropping food in the districts of Multan, Muzaffargarh and Jhang.

    It said troops had air-dropped tonnes of food in flood-affected areas, while the army's medical teams were also treating patients.

    Govt will not rest till complete rehabilitation of flood victims: PM
    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said the government will not rest till complete rehabilitation of flood affected people, said a report published on Radio Pakistan.

    Addressing the flood affected people at Athara Hazari in Jhang district today, he said the federal and provincial governments are working together for the relief and assistance of the flood victims, adding that this is not a favour but the responsibility of the government to extend a helping hand to the calamity-hit people.

    He said those whose houses had been damaged by the flood will be fully compensated.

    Earlier, the premier was briefed about the destruction caused by floods and the ongoing relief activities in the area. He was informed that the flood affected 104 villages in Athara Hazari.

    The flood also damaged major crops including cotton and rice.


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    Re: Heavy rain forcast for Punjab and KP

    200,000 evacuated from Multan, adjoining areas

    As floods continue to wreak havoc in Punjab, thousands of troops, police and other emergency personnel have been deployed to deliver drinking water, blankets and other relief supplies using helicopters and boats.
    At least 257 people have been killed so far while 461 others have been injured.
    Get all the updates of the ongoing floods here. All stories relating to Monsoon 2014 can be found on this trend page as well.

    September 14, 7:00am
    The administration has evacuted over 200,000 people from Multan, Shujabaad and Jalalpur Pirwala during the last 24 hours due to mounting pressure of water in the Chenab River amid reports that six people were swept away by the strong current of floodwater in Multan, Muzaffargarh and Vehari districts.
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    September 13, 9:12pm
    The Sindh government has asked the people living along River Indus in underdeveloped areas to move to safer places in view of the flood situation, Radio Pakistan reports.
    The District Administrations of Larkana, Shikarpur and Kashmore-Kandkot districts have been ordered to ensure the evacuation of the population under threat .
    Over six to seven hundred thousand cusecs of water is expected to pass through Panjnad in 24 to 48 hours.
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    September 13, 5:00pm
    Some 280 people have died from heavy rains and flooding in Punjab, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, Ahmed Kamal, a spokesman for the National Disaster Management Authority, told AFP, while over 214,000 people have been evacuated.
    The NDMA further says as many as 2.29 million people have been affected by the floods.
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    September 13, 4:00pm
    PM Nawaz announced to waive off electricity bills of Athara Hazari during his visit to relief camps in the district of Jhang.
    “The federal government will not rest till the complete rehabilitation of flood victims,” the premier said, reiterating that it is the government’s responsibility to provide relief to flood victims.
    Further, he promised to financially help flood victims rebuild their houses damaged by floods.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/759970/f...of-jhang-city/
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    The army are working day and night. Without their assistance --- fatalities could by in the 1000s.
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