Sindh Govt will never leave flood victims alone: Murad

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Visits affectees in Badin, Thatta and Sujawal Sawan Khaskheli, Khuda Bux Brohi

Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday said that though entire country was affected by heavy rains and flood but Sindh province was more affected than other provinces.

Talking to newsmen here, he said that Sindh Govt would never leave flood victims alone.

“We needed 1.5 million tents after heavy rainfall for providing the shelter to the evacuated IDPs of different areas but unfortunately we couldn’t meet the requirements due to delivery issues of the goods”, he said.

He said that LBOD has mostly affected the people of Badin as it brought water of different districts including Shaheed Benazirabad, Sanghar, Mirpur Khas and Umerkot district. He said that LBOD was not designed for draining out the rainwater. Its design of water flow was fixed as 4600 cusecs but more than 12000 cusecs of water was crossing through LBOD which created havoc in the district Badin.

“We were rich in the wheat production a decade ago but unfortunately now we have become importers due to climate change”, he deplored.

Murad appealed to the developed countries to come forward and assist flood affected people to alleviate their suffering.

Meanwhile, talking to media, during his visit at relief camps of Thatta and Sujawal districts on Thursday, Syed Murad Ali Shah said that people of Sindh have been badly affected due to rains and flash flood in Indus river.

He said that the water level in the Indus river was decreasing and it will be normal in the next two to three days. He said that due to shortage a large number of victims have not received tents yet. Murad said,

 

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