ISLAMABAD: Spokesperson of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Ahmad Kamal has said that rescue and relief efforts were continuing and in full swing in the calamity hit areas of Punjab.
Talking to Radio Pakistan, Ahmad Kamal said that twenty point four million people have been affected by recent floods in 38 districts of Punjab.
He said that the floods have affected twenty three districts in Punjab, ten in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and five in Gilgit Baltistan.
He informed that NDMA has so far, provided 20,000 Tents, 10,000 Plastic Mats, 20,000 Blankets, 471,000 Aqua Tablets, 30 mobile Filtration Plants, 31 boats and 100 life jackets to Punjab.
Moreover,,3,000 tents, 1000 blankets and 1500 plastic mats have been provided to AJK besides 200 tents, 1000 blankets and 3 boats to ICT and 275 tents to Gilgit Baltistan, he added.
He said that National Emergency Operation Centre at NDMA was monitoring flood situation round the clock and was in constant and regular coordination with PDMA Punjab.
To a question he said that both federal and provincial governments were ensuring their best possible measures to save life and property of people and to provide maximum relief to the affectees.
To another question he said that crops have also been damaged on 1.544 million acres of irrigated lands due to inundation.
He further said that the rescue and relief operations were underway in Multan, Uch-sharif, Bahawalpur and Athara Hazari to shift people to safer areas.