Balochistan continues to suffer as the third spell of Monsoon and the disaster caused by it shows the incapacity of the administration to handle emergency situations. Many believe that the media and politicians only paid attention to the recent political events in Pakistan which has left the people of Balochistan neglected.
Many took to Twitter to express their concern and created using a hashtag # #خاموش_انتظامیہ_ڈوبتا_بلوچستان which is now trending on Twitter.
تاریخ میں لکھا جائے گا کہ ایک وقت تھا جب ایک صوبہ موسلا دھار بارشوں سے بہت زیادہ متاثر ہوا تھا
لوگ مررہے تھے اور املاک، مال مویشی اور زراعت سب سیلاب کی زد میں تھے
— Liaqat Ali baloch (@0Liaqat_alii) July 27, 2022
Many users also shared video clips and pictures to reveal the horrible situation of Balochistan.
More than a hundred people, including women and children, have lost their lives and the toll in likely to increase as the Pakistan Metrological Department predicts more rainfall in the upcoming days. Many people are stranded and waiting to be rescued.
Although Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo instructed the concerned authorities to airlift the stranded people, the helicopter could only rescue a small number of people as its efforts to reach more marooned people could not succeed due to the bad weather.
The people have called out the ill-prepared infrastructure, saying that the floods have badly exposed the incapacity of disaster management authorities to rescue people in the hour of need.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan army has come to rescue. A spokesperson from ISPR has confirmed that the army is assisting the civil authorities in rescue operations
According to the statement, the army’s dewatering teams are working in Sindh’s Jamshoro district, Gharo Grid station and the south of Karachi, including Shahrah-e-Faisal and Nipa Chowrangi.
Balochistan and Sindh were badly affected by the flash flood and rains and the bridges connecting Jhal Magsi and Lasbella were washed away in the flood.
The people are demanding the federal government to announce special relief package and declared Balochistan calamity-hit.