Pakistan is facing one of its worst spells of monsoon rains which have resulted in mass floods, destroying lives and property in many parts of the country.
Amid the devastation, it has been announced that PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit the flood-affected areas, mainly in Punjab and KPK. He will also meet the victims of the flood.
As per the details, the decision was taken during PTI’s Strategic meeting today where the Chairman was updated on the flood situation and relief efforts in KP and Punjab (where PTI is in provincial governance).
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After securing an interim bail earlier, the former premier has decided to turn his attention to the flood-affected areas, where he will meet the victims and provide them with aid.
Since Imran Khan is currently Pakistan’s most popular leader, it is believed that his visit will boost the morale of the flood-affected victims.
چیئرمین عمران خان کا سیلاب سے متاثرہ علاقوں کے دورے کا فیصلہ، سیلاب متاثرین سے بھی ملاقات کریں گے۔
— PTI (@PTIofficial) August 25, 2022
سابق وزیراعظم عمران خان کا سیلاب سے متاثرہ علاقوں کے دورے کا فیصلہ..سابق وزیراعظم عمران خان جلد پنجاب اور کے پی کے میں متاثرہ علاقوں کا دورہ کریں گے,عمران خان سیلاب متاثرین سے ملاقات بھی کریں گے..!!!!
— Umar Jutt (Student of Arshad Sharif) (@UmarJavaidJutt) August 25, 2022
Floods wreak havoc
Heavy rains and floods claimed eight lives, including six schoolchildren, in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday as various parts of the country continued to receive heavy rainfall.
Thousands of flood-displaced people are stranded on the banks of the river and along the Indus Highway, without any shelter in the rain. Meanwhile, waist-deep water is still standing in and around the localities where they dwell.
Health facilities, including basic health units and rural health centers, have also been badly affected by the downpours.
Earlier, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government declared an emergency in flood-hit areas of Dera Ismail Khan, Upper Chitral, Lower Chitral, and Upper Kohistan districts.
Moreover, relief operations are currently underway in the flood-affected areas of Pakistan. The Punjab government has started the provision of relief goods including food and medicine in flood-hit areas of districts Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur. Rescue services were providing boats to the district administration to transport bags of food and medicine.