The Prime Minister orders the authorities concerned to remain vigilant


Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has ordered provincial governments and relevant departments to remain vigilant given the heavy rains and floods in various parts of the country, including Karachi.

In a statement, he instructed the National Disaster Management Authority to give full support to provincial governments and institutions to ensure the safety of life and property of people in low-lying areas.

The Prime Minister, in his message to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, assured that the federation will provide all possible assistance to the provincial government to deal with the difficult situation.

He also advised elected officials to monitor the relief and rescue operations of the organizations concerned.

Meanwhile, rescue and relief efforts are underway as the ongoing period of monsoon rains causes flooding in various parts of the country.

Radio Pakistan correspondent in Multan reports that due to heavy rains in Suleman range over the past three days, hill torrents in Rajan Pur and Dera Ghazi Khan caused further damage to crops, houses and to properties in low areas.

He said the district administrations of the two districts are busy with rescue and relief activities in the flood-hit areas.

The heavy rain also caused urban flooding in urban areas of Multan, Khanewal, Vehari and Muzaffargarh.

WASA Multan declared a state of emergency in the city of Multan and operated a drainage station to drain rainwater from roads and streets.

In Sindh, Hyderabad district administration is setting up 29 relief camps to deal with any emergency during the new wave of monsoon rains.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, fourteen houses were completely damaged while twenty-three partially damaged due to ongoing torrential rains over the past twenty-four hours in Chitral, Haripur and Dera Ismail Khan districts.

According to a report released on Sunday by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority in Peshawar, a road clearance operation is underway in Chitral and other districts.

The PDMA said it is in close contact with all relief and rescue departments to deal with any situation resulting from the rains and floods in the province.

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