flood affected Over 90,000 people rescued in Multan
MULTAN, September 15 : Over ninety thousand people have been rescued so far in flood hit areas of Multan district.
Additional District Collector for flood Ali Annan Qamar said the floods hit 135 villages and damaged standing crops on 70,000 acres across the district. He said more than five lakh livestock were also hit by the flood.
The district government has set up 24 relief camps for flood-stricken people where about 13000 people have been accommodated.
About three lakh and eighty thousand cusecs of water is passing through Panjnad, submerging a number of villages in Chenab bed.
It also inundated illegal settlements in the bed of the dried-up river Satluj.
The Sukkur Divisional Administration has directed the people living in Kacha areas of of Sukkur, Ghokti and Khairpur to shift themself to safe places immediately due to possible flood.
In this connection, fifty-four relief camp and tent centers have been established in these three districts.
Punjab Environment Minister Shuja Khanzada has said the flood in Punjab has affected around 2.5 million people.
Briefing newsmen in Lahore today, he said the government has begun rehabilitation of the flood affected people. He said five-hundred fifty-five thousand people have been shifted to safer places, while one hundred and twenty thousand provided with medical treatment.
Shuja Khanzada said over 1.4 million livestock have so for been vaccinated.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Army has rescued 41,115 people marooned in the flood-hit areas. It also distributed one hudred and twenty seven tons ration among the flood-affected people during the relief operation.
According to ISPR, rescue efforts continue in Uch Sharif, Muzaffargarh and Multan areas.
Since the start of its relief operation, 4,286 patients have been treated in 18 medical camps established by the army.