Pakistan

India releases water in Sutlej River

KASUR: India has released 87,000 cusecs of water in River Sutlej increasing water level in the river to alarming scale.

According to reports Indian authorities have informed Pakistan that they will release more water in the river within next two days.

Indian authorities opened three floodgates towards Pakistan near Ferozpur Headworks, due to which water level in River Sutlej has increased to 15 feet. The residents in Okara being moved to safer places due to flooding threat.

Flood torrents have inundated several villages in Sindh. River Indus flowing in a state of high flood at Guddu. Rainwater coupled with spillage from overflowing canals and the Indus caused flooding of several thousand acres of farmlands and played havoc with the civic infrastructure and badly damaged the electricity, telecommunication, drainage and road communication, besides disrupting water supply system in Sukkur, Jacobabad, Kandhkot-Kashmore, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Mirpur­khas, Hyderabad, Badin, Naushahro Feroze and several other districts. Transportation of milk, meat, vegetables and other farm produce to markets was also hampered in flooding.

An eight-year-old girl drowned when she was swept away by currents in the Indus at Pahelwan Bhangwar village near Kandhkot town.

All canals, including Mithrao, Thar Wah, Thar Tail, Soofi, Chhor Wah, Sarhari, Hiral and Sanwri, passing through Tharparkar and Umerkot districts were seen filled to their capacity while rainwater inundated several hundred villages forcing people to abandon their houses.

Moreover, in Muzaffargarh, Jatoi, Dera Ghazi Khan and Sadiqabad districts in southern Punjab, more areas have been inundated and road links have been disconnected with other areas. There is flooding in Rod-Kohi nullahs near Koh-e-Suleiman in Rajanpur.

Relief and rescue operations are underway in the flood hit areas across the country. Civil administration and army contingents are participating in these operations.

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