District Quetta declared as calamity hit area after heavy rainfall

Staff Reporter:

Relief Commissioner and the Director-General Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) have declared Quetta as a calamity-hit district after heavy rainfall. According to a notification issued by the Relief Commissioner/DG PDMA, Quetta has been declared a calamity-hit district after heavy monsoon rainfall on July 5.

Torrential rains have claimed 25 lives and injured over a dozen people in the provincial capital. Over 300 mud-walled houses have also been damaged as a result of the heavy rainfall in the outskirts of Quetta.

Government declares an emergency to tackle the situation

The provincial government has already declared an emergency to tackle the situation. Most roads and streets in the poor neighborhoods of the city were inundated by the rainwater. Rainfall severely affected routine life in the provincial capital.

People in remote areas of the city were confined to their homes as roads and streets were completely inundated. ” We have been a hostage since yesterday as our streets have been completely inundated” Muhammad Akram, a resident of Nawa Killi told Quetta Voice via telephone.

Langove visits the PDMA office to review the relief operation

Balochistan home minister, Mir Zia Ullah Langove visited PDMA’s office and revived the ongoing relief and rescue operation in the province. DG PDMA, Naseer Ahmad Nasar briefed the minister about the steps taken by the authority to support rains and floods affected people. ” Reach out to all affected people” Mir Zia Ullah Langove directed PDMA officers.

Flash floods and torrential rains have also swept away small bridges and delayed check dames in various areas of Balochistan. This has badly exposed the construction quality of bridges and dams across the Province. ” Our Dam was twice swept away by flood water” Gul Muhammad, a resident of Killi Jungle Thor Khail lamented. He demanded the national accountability bureau (NAB) launch an investigation into the construction of the dam.


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