Flood, roof collapsing kill 37 in Sialkot: Nadeem Sarwar

Munawar Sultana

SIALKOT: Sialkot District Coordination Officer (DCO) Nadeem Sarwar has said that as many as 37 people were killed in flood, roof collapsing and other rain related incidents in Sialkot district, as the Punjab government has paid a financial compensation of Rs.  59.02 million amongst the grieved families of these deceased persons. He claimed that the financial compensation to all the 37 grieved families has been paid in Sialkot district.

Addressing to a press conference at his office here on Wednesday, the DCO  added  that flood badly affected as many as 208 villages, 95000 population, damaged 2650 houses, standing seasonal crops on 20149 acres of land, besides, killing 122 cattle in Sialkot district.

DCO added that as many as 140 small and main roads were swept away of badly damaged by flood,  damaging buildings of 109  government schools , nine buildings of Basic Health Units (BHUs) and flash flood also badly affected as many as 137 electrical polls in Sialkot district’s all the four Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils here.

He said that the veterinary  health department’s 16 fixed and 9 mobile teams gave preventive vaccine to 123, 656 cattle in Sialkot district, besides, giving medical treatment to more than 23456 flood affectees in the flood devastated areas of Sialkot district. The district administration also provided fodder to 35200 cattle in the local flood hit areas.

He said that the district administration has also collected as many as 377 samples of water from the flood hit areas and government has yet distributed as many as 180,000 water purification tablets there, enabling the flood affectees to drink the potable drinking water.

He said that the district administration of Sialkot was planning to ensure the early de-silting, remodeling, realignment and stone pitching of these seasonal Naullahs under the directions of the Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, to save the Sialkot city from the further flood disasters in future. Rai Haider Ali Khan (advisor to Punjab CM) said that now the situation was rapidly returning to normalcy in the flood hit areas.

MPA Mansha Ullah Butt told the newsmen that the speed of the rehabilitation activities has been jazzed up in the flood hit areas of Sialkot district for ensuring early provision of maximum relief to the flood affectees. MPAs Rao Muhamamd Kashif, Ch. Muhamamd Ikram, Ch. Tariq Akhtar Subhani and Rana Muhammad Iqbal Harnah were also present on this occasion


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