Over 30 million affected and several killed due to flash floods and rains in Pakistan, economic damage of more than $ 4 billion is being estimated in the current financial year. Thousands of people fled their homes in northern Pakistan on Saturday after a fast-rising river destroyed a major bridge.
Pakistan: Pakistan has been hit by the worst monsoon floods, 4.6 million affected, more than 1000 people killed due to flash flood. The havoc of flood is being seen on Pakistan. On the one hand, where about 1 thousand people lost their lives due to floods and rains, the country is being estimated to have an economic loss of more than $ 4 billion in the current financial year.
Tens of thousands of people fled their homes in northern Pakistan on Saturday after a fast-rising river destroyed a major bridge, as deadly floods caused devastation across the country.
The outbreak of rain-flood is still continuing, due to which it is difficult to get a real idea of the actual damage caused to the economy. According to a report published in the Pakistani newspaper ‘The Express Tribune’, so far about 1000 people have died in the incidents due to heavy rains and floods as well as goods worth crores of rupees have been destroyed. At the same time, the Pakistan Army is continuously running the rescue operation.
Just IN:— Flash floods wreak havoc in Pakistan; 4.6 million people affected: 300,000 homeless; over 1000 dead. 90% crops in sindh province ravaged. pic.twitter.com/Y56DAcy6JM
— South Asia Index (@SouthAsiaIndex) August 26, 2022
Powerful flash floods in the northern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa caused the Kabul River to swell, sweeping away a large bridge overnight, cutting off some districts from road access.
Downstream, fears of flooding around the river banks prompted around 180,000 people in the district of Charsadda to flee their homes, according to disaster officials, with some spending the night on highways with their livestock.
I urge international community to help #Pakistan in one of the worst natural calamities to hit the country. Millions of people are homeless across #Sindh #Balochistan and #SouthPunjab due to floods and in need of tents, packaged food and medicines #FloodsInPakistan pic.twitter.com/1z3iil5bJe
— Mubashir Zaidi (@Xadeejournalist) August 24, 2022
Historic monsoon rains and flooding in Pakistan have affected more than 30 million people over the last few weeks, the country’s climate change minister said, calling the situation a “climate-induced humanitarian disaster of epic proportions”.
‘Left with nothing’, Record floods devastate Pakistan province.
Half of Pakistan is under water, see 10 key points
1-The situation in Pakistan has worsened due to floods and rains that the government has declared a national emergency.
2- According to Pakistan media, 70 percent of the country is in the grip of floods and Sindh province is suffering the most. It is being told that high alert has been issued in 24 districts of Sindh province.
3- Floods and rains can increase the current account deficit to $ 4.4 billion, which will be one percent of GDP.
4- Looking at the situation in the country, Pakistan may have to import cotton worth $ 2.6 billion and wheat worth $ 90 million.
5- According to Pakistani media reports, the country may also have to lose one billion dollars worth of textile exports.
6- It is believed that the total loss to the country can reach about $ 4.5 billion.
7- Cotton crop has suffered the most due to rain and floods in Pakistan. They have been completely destroyed.
8- Apart from crops, about five lakh cattle have also died in the rains and floods.
9- High alert has been issued in 23 districts of Sindh province.
10- According to a news published in the Pakistani newspaper ‘Dawn’, 343 children are involved in the death of 1 thousand people.