Monsoon rains: Section 144 imposed in Balochistan


Monitoring flood situation in Lasbela, says CM

The Balochistan government on Tuesday imposed section 144 in the province amid forecasts of more heavy rains. According to the notification, under section 144, people will not be allowed to go for picnic at rivers, dams and other water bodies.

Swimming in rivers and water streams will also be banned, it said, adding that the ban will remain in place for a period of one month. Moreover, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Tuesday provided relief goods to the province.

Amongst the items, family tents and de-watering pumps have been included to assist the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Balochistan in providing relief to the rain affectees.

It is pertinent to mention here that rains in Balochistan and Sindh have exceeded the 30-year record in July this year and the month is not even over yet.

The MD was looking after the relief and rescue activities in upper Chitral on the directive of foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

Speaking on the occasion Paracha said, he was duty bound to serve the flood affectees and people in need as his mission was to help marginalized section of society.

Meanwhile Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo said that he was in contact with the administration and PDMA to get updates on the situation arose after the monsoon rains in Lasbela. “We are aware of the difficulties faced by the people and the problems of the victims families will be addressed,”

This was stated by the Chief Minister Balochistan in a telephonic conversation with the leader of Balochistan Awami Party Lasbela Muhammad Hassan Jamoat. CM was apprised of the need to intensify relief operations in other areas following the flood situation caused by torrential rains.

The Chief Minister was informed that Balochistan Awami Party workers and volunteers of the district administration are participating in the relief activities.

The Chief Minister assured the provision of relief goods for the rehabilitation and relief of the people and said that in the light of the orders of the government of Balochistan, the survey teams of Lasbela administration are conducting surveys of the affected areas.—NNI

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