1,500 families rescued after floods hit Balochistan


RAWALPINDI: Security forces have been moved to assist civil administration in rescue and relief operations for flood victims in various parts of Balochistan.

Approximately 1,500 families have been rescued in Dureji (Lasbela) and Qillah Abdulla areas, while rations have been provided to 3,500 families in the rain-affected areas, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Sunday while updating on the relief and rescue operations in the flash flood-hit areas of Balochistan.

Pakistan army doctors and paramedics are providing first aid medical assistance and medicines to the affected people.

Army aviation helicopters are busy in rescuing stranded people to safer places.

Relief camps have been established in Makran, Lasbela and snow-covered areas of Northern Balochistan.

Stranded vehicles at Khojak pass, Lak pass and Shela Bagh areas have been rescued by the security forces.


On Saturday, it was reported that life is crippled in Balochistan amid torrential rainfall and snowfall in different areas of the province, particularly Chagai district.

The Balochistan government has imposed health emergency in the province after a heavy downpour caused flash flooding in local nullahs of Balochistan along with hill torrents of Dera Ghazi Khan.

The severe rains also resulted in landslides in Malakand, Hazara, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

Moreover, the rains have damaged many mud houses in Qila Saifullah. The weather of Quetta turned chilly by receiving snowfall in the month of March.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted widespread rain and snowfall over the hills accompanied with a windstorm in Quetta, Zhob, Kalat, Makran, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad divisions in Balochistan and Sindh.

Meanwhile, commuters have been undergoing difficulties while snowfall blocked several routes and highways in the country.

Several inches of snow has been recorded in Murree, Galyat, and Shagar, leaving many local people stranded in the region.