CM KP directs concerned to be on high alert during rainy season

54

Says monitoring of rivers should be held round the clock

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Sunday directed all the concerned departments especially Relief Department to be on high alert as metrological department predicted heavy spell of the rains from next week in the province. In a statement, the Chief Minister directed to keep vigilant and ready to deal with all kinds of emergencies.

He said that the monitoring of the rivers in the province should be held round the clock until August 26 and directed for contacting Provincial Disaster Management Authorities in case of any untoward situation. He directed utilizing all the humanitarian resources to overcome maximum losses and precautionary measures should be taken in those areas where heavy damages were expected. Meanwhile, he expressed heartfelt grief and sorrow over the human losses due to recent torrential rains and floods in district Chitral and other areas of the province.

He also expressed sympathies with the heirs of bereaved families and prayed for early recovery of the injured. The devastating monsoon rains continued to claim precious human lives as 29 more persons including women and children died in various roof collapse and other rain-related incidents across the country. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, nine persons died and 17 others sustained injuries in rain-related incidents in different areas of the province, said the Provincial Disaster Management Authority PDMA. The PDMA started distribution of relief goods to the rain affected people in DI Khan, Khyber and South Waziristan districts.

The PDMA set up four relief campuses in DI Khan and has released Rs30 million for rains and flood affectees. The authority said that the district administrations of the affected districts including DI Khan, Chitral, Kohistan, Khyber and South Waziristan were taking measures to provide relief to rain and flood-affected people.

Previous articleKoh-e-Suleman hill torrent wreak havoc after heavy monsoon rain
Next articleEngineering entrance test 2022 successfully held