Pakistan Floods Updates – Flash floods in the Chenab River have led to 150 villages in the area being inundated. Several people remain trapped in their homes and are being rescued by boats.
The water level is also increasing in the Chenab River near Muzaffargarh. Residents of Hussainabad village have been evacuated and the area now bears a deserted look.
People are trapped in the Athara Hazari area of Jhang as the Pakistan Army continues its rescue and relief activities in the flood affected areas of Punjab. Residents of Athara Hazari said the water level is as high as 10 feet in several areas.
According to an ISPR press release, the army is continuing relief work in Jhang, Chiniot, Athara Hazari, Sial and Pir Kot. Seven helicopters and 100 boats are being used, while the army has also distributed 35 tonnes of food amongst the flood affectees.
Other civil organizations are also working beside the army to help the flood victims. Local administration in Multan said that the flood had affected more than 100,000 people, submerging dozens of villages.
Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif visited Multan and assured those affected that he would not rest until they were resettled in their homes.