MUZAFFARABAD: The Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed ire over the lack of food and other facilities provided to the flood-affected families in Balochistan’s Qila Saifullah district and ordered strict action against by the provincial administration as yet another 27 people lost their lives in monsoon incidents in various parts of the nation on Monday.
Ten family members of a family from Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) were killed and four others were injured on Sunday night when the top of their mud house collapsed in as a result of heavy rains in the Tahi Khakhriyali village of Hajira subdivision in Poonch district.Ansar Yaqoob, the divisional commissioner for Poonch, also gave the grieving family food, tents, sheets, and blankets, as well as Rs4 million.
A man drowned on Monday in a separate incident while attempting to cross a roaring torrent in the Gujjar Bandi neighbourhood of the Jhelum valley district.
One person was killed over the weekend in Gilgit as a result of excessive rains that caused flooding in streams and rivers and destroyed roads, farms, and other public and private facilities. After blockade of highways, electricity and telephone lines were also cut in numerous locations, leaving locals in isolated areas stranded.
When a house’s roof caved in during a particularly severe downpour in Nasirabad, Hunza, on Saturday, a boy was killed while his mother was seriously hurt, according to the police.
The Jaglot-Skardu Road was closed at several locations as a result of land sliding, so according Skardu Deputy Commissioner Kareem Dad Chughtai, leaving hundreds of visitors stuck.
Floods in Dahimal, Gupis, and other regions of Ghizer damaged roads, crops, and agricultural land, while flash floods in Sikandarabad of Nagar damaged a stretch of KKH, numerous government buildings, dozens of shops, rich land, and irrigation channels.