PM Shahbaz Sharif visits flood affected areas in Balochistan

QUETTA, Pakistan: Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif reached Quetta on Monday morning to review relief activities in the flood affected areas of Balochistan.


The Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo along with the Provincial Cabinet Members and Lawmakers received the prime minister.

In Balochistan, the prime minister will visit a tent village established in Khushnoob area of Qila Saifullah district for the flood-affected people of the area.

Earlier on his way to Quetta, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif was briefed by the Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lt General Akhtar Nawaz regarding the rescue and relief operations in flood hit areas of Balochistan.

Meanwhile, the death toll in flood affected districts of Balochistan has risen to 136 while 70 persons have suffered injuries.

According to a report released by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), a total of 13,535 houses have been collapsed or partially damaged due to the ongoing heavy rains and floods.

In addition, six highways covering 640 kilometers have also been severely affected in the rains and flood.

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