Current monsoon rains are playing havoc with life, private and public infrastructure and livelihoods across the country. The death toll has increased up to 60 and almost half of them are reported from Karachi where people are died of electrocution, demolition of house roofs and walls and other rain related incidents/accidents.
This is first time in 8 days time that PMD issues no severe weather event warning however forecasted widespread rains across Punjab and Balochistan. During last 24 hours, maximum rainfall 46mm was recorded at Turbat, Balochistan.
According to the Federal Flood Commission (FFC) River Indus is flowing in Medium Flood at Kalabagh and Low Flood at Tarbela, Chashma, Taunsa & Guddu Barrage. River Ravi is also flowing in Low Flood at Shahdra, whereas River Kabul is in Medium Flood Stage at Warsak-Nowshera reach. River Swat is also flowing in Low Flood at Charsadda Road Bridge. Other main rivers i.e. Jhelum, Chenab & Sutlej are flowing normal.
UNOCHA’s sitrep 1 issued on 4th of August revealed that only in Rajanpur hill torrents unleashed by heavy rains swept through over 187,000 acres of farmland and affected over 165,000 people whereas Karachi received 140mm rain and is worst hit. Malir and Liyara Nullahs as well as rain water from Kirthar range played havoc with multiple localities of the city. Jacobabad, Thatha, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Benazirabad and Sanghar have also been affected by heavy rainfall. In Balochistan Jhalmagsi and Sibi are worst hit districts and in KPK deaths and injuries have been reported from Bannu, Laki Marwat, Peshawr, Chitral, Charsadd and FATA agencies.