ISLAMABAD :The Government of Sindh has directed people living along River Indus to move to safer places of Larkana, Shikarpur, Kashmore-Kandhkot districts.
NDMA has also issued advisory to all concerned and had directed precautionary evacuations and other necessary measures in all low lying and vulnerable areas to avert any emergency situation.
NDMA teams are already in Multan and Muzaffargarh for assessment of on-ground flood situation. The teams are also monitoring rescue and relief activities in Multan and Muzaffargarh districts.
The flood water entered Muzaffargarh city after hitting Taliri canal and spreading in surrounding areas of Muradabad and Thatha Sialan.
In order to release pressure from the canal, the district administration breached Doaba dyke at two places yesterday to save Muzaffargarh city.
After passing through Punjab, the flood water is now moving towards Sindh province.
Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) has issued a fresh flood flow forecast for Guddu and Sukkur Barrages on river Indus, according to which river Indus at Guddu and Sukkur may attain medium to high flood discharge ranging between 400,000 cusecs to 500,000 cusecs from September 16 to September 18.
As per PMD reports, the risk of high to very high flood level at Guddu and Sukkur has reduced due to hydrological conditions on account of and breaching of bunds between Qadirabad and Punjnad on River Chenab that had reduced the flood discharge in the main flood plain.
In wake of devastation caused by recent floods in Punjab, the rescue and relief efforts are continuing and in full swing.
The rescue and relief operations are underway in Multan, Uch-sharif, Bahawalpur and Athara Hazari to shift people to safer areas.
The military choppers, boats and rescue 1122 personnel are continuing flood relief operation on round the clock basis. Helicopters and boats are being deployed for rescue operations in the flood hit areas. Approximately200,000 people were rescued from Multan and Muzaffargarh during the last 24 hours, while cumulative number of people who have been evacuated so far is about 500,000.
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. Also 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 GB.
National Emergency Operation Center at NDMA is monitoring flood situation round the clock and is in constant and regular coordination with PDMA Punjab.
Both federal and provincial governments are ensuring their best possible measures to save life and property of people and to provide maximum relief.