ISLAMABAD, July 13: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the human and material loss during the torrential rains in Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and FATA and urged for immediate relief to avert preventable disaster and tragedies.
“Heavy rains have ravaged several areas of Punjab like Lahore, Sargodha, Sialkot, Pakpattan, Lala Moosa and parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Kashmir and FATA. Cities are inundated with rain water while the rural areas are under threats of flooding,” the PPP Chairman said.
He said that reports that many buildings in Lahore and other cities of Punjab have developed cracks. Federal and Punjab governments must take immediate efforts to evacuate these buildings within time to save precious human lives in case these weakened structure collapse, he added.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed grief over deaths of so many people in the rain-related incidents mainly from roof-collapses in several Punjab cities and the government for amble compensations to the families who lost their bread-earners.
The PPP Chairman asked the Federal and Provincial governments to coordinate with each other to devise a strategy to pre-empt flooding and manage swift and smooth rain water-flow into the drainage without causing losses to the people enroute.
Bilawal Bhutto also appealed the PPP workers in all the affected areas to extend all possible help to the people in overcoming the crisis.