Devastating floods claimed 470 lives in Sindh: CM

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Sindh Chief Minister has said the flood has so far claimed 470 lives across the province that received 800% more rainfall than the average.

The situation is more critical than the floods of 2010-11, the Sindh CM said while addressing a press conference.

A total of 8,314 people sustained injuries, and thousands of families were displaced due to the devastating flood, he said, adding that infrastructure has been ruined as Sindh received 1,100mm record rain this year and the calamity-hit people are in dire need of help.

He renewed the provincial government’s resolve to provide all-out support to the disaster-hit people, saying that the provincial government has been doing all it could to reach out to the affected.

Also, the CM headed a meeting at the PDMA office. Ministers Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Chief Secretary Sohail Rajput, Provincial Secretaries Khalid Shaikh, Asif Memon, and DG PDMA Salman Shah participated in the meeting.

Murad issues directives to expedite the delivery of supplies to victims, saying: “My people are suffering, this is the time to ease their suffering.”

Earlier talking to a media representative CM Sindh expressed his displeasure over the way the media has covered the floods in the country. Media started giving coverage to floods very late, he added.

The CM admitted that many people have stopped his car and protested over the ill governance of the Sindh government. However, all of the province’s elected representatives are in their areas and monitoring relief and rescue operations, he added.

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