The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to close schools in the flood-affected areas. Schools will remain closed in the affected districts from today.
According to private TV, Provincial Education Minister Shahram Turkai has announced that schools will be closed in the flood-affected districts from today.
Schools will remain closed for two days in Upper Dir, Dera Ismail Khan and Swat, three days in Lower Dir, Tank, 5 days in Lower Chitral and 10 days in Upper Chitral.
It should be noted that most of the areas of Sindh and Balochistan have been badly affected by the stormy rains, while some districts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have also been affected.
KPK Govt imposed state emergency in flood-affected areas
Also, Read the Given Information: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has imposed a state of emergency in the flood-affected areas of Dera Ismail Khan, Upper Chitral, Lower Chitral and Upper Kohistan districts.
According to a handout, the Provincial Relief and Rehabilitation Department has issued an official notification on the instructions of Chief Minister Mehmood Khan.
Chief Minister Khan said that he will soon visit the flood-affected districts to assess the damage caused by the flood and the rehabilitation activities being carried out by the administration.
He further said that he will announce a package for rehabilitation of flood-affected infrastructure in these districts.
According to The News, the Chief Minister directed the authorities concerned to speed up the relief and rehabilitation activities and to ensure the supply of food items and other items of daily use to every flood-affected household.
He said that he is monitoring the flood situation, and is in touch with the concerned administration.
The chief minister said that the concerned district administrations have been asked to prepare estimate reports to assess the damage caused by the flood, adding that necessary instructions have been issued to the concerned constituencies to restore the damaged infrastructure. are
He assured that the KP government will take all possible steps to provide relief to the affected people and all available resources will be utilized for the same.
Rain and floods wreaked havoc in Sindh
Meanwhile, 15 more people lost their lives in two tragic incidents of roofs collapsing due to unusual rains and floods in Khairpur and Shikarpur.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has warned that heavy flood of 600,000 cusecs is moving towards Raila Guddu Barrage with rain forecast from Tuesday.
In Khairpur, the roof of a mosque collapsed for the first time, killing 10 flood victims – who had taken shelter from the flood in their native areas.
Another tragedy occurred in Shikarpur, where five members of the same family, including four children, died after the roof of the house collapsed after heavy rain.
The family members were sleeping at the time of the incident and were buried under the debris. In both incidents, local people rushed to rescue people buried under the debris and shifted the survivors to nearby hospitals.
Expressing deep grief over the loss of lives due to roof collapses, the Sindh Chief Minister told reporters in Sukkur that a flood of 600,000 cusecs of water was moving towards the Railagudu barrage, which required equipment to strengthen the dams.
The current year’s situation is more challenging than the historic floods of 2010 and 2011, he said, adding that there have been 500 times more rain in four periods since mid-July, which has wreaked havoc in 11 districts.
Appreciating the federal government for the timely assistance, Chief Minister Murad said that the federal government is “supporting us in the efforts of [PPP] Chairman Bilawal Bhutto”.
Warning that they will not be lax in rescue and relief activities, he said strict action would be taken against the negligent official.
He cautioned hoarders against hoarding daily necessities at this time of national tragedy.