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Thursday, February 15, 2024

ADC Nowshera Qurut-ul-Ain Wazir hailed as iron lady

Her videos and images of engaging the community to evacuate the area are circulating on social media. She walked in knee-deep water and reached out to the people in villages to move to a safer place.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Nowshera Qurut-ul-Ain Wazir is receiving praise on social media for her exceptional efforts to provide relief and save the people of Nowshera from the flood.

Her videos and images of engaging the community to evacuate the area are circulating on social media. ADC Wazir went door-to-door to convince people to evacuate homes with their families. Nowshera city was feared to be hit by flood last week; preemptive measures were made to protect the citizens from a massive flood. It was speculated entire city would be drowned if flood hit Nowshera, causing massive destruction.

During this process, Qurut-ul-Ain Wazir caught the attention of netizens; pictures and images of her supervising relief work emerged on social media. She addressed the people of Nowshera from the mosque, asking them to evacuate the homes with their families.

She walked in knee-deep water and reached out to the people in villages to move to a safer place. Netizens believe she spearheaded an examplary evacuation progress and later monitored the relief work of the flood victims. Wazir is hailed as the face of the civil bureaucracy of Pakistan and the symbol of women’s empowerment. Reports say she saved hundreds of families in the city. Qurut-ul-Ain Wazir personally visited the affected and accommodated them in the relief camps.

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Torrential floods have caused immeasurable destruction to human lives, properties, and infrastructure across Pakistan; Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Southern Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan, Sindh and Chitral are affected. Large-scale rehabilitation efforts are needed to bring back normalcy in these regions. Many areas in these places are inaccessible due to high levels of water hampering the relief work.

Federal and provincial governments have appealed to the people of Pakistan to donate generously to flood victims; food, clothes, and tents are needed to provide shelter to the people displaced due to floods in all these provinces.