Ahsan Iqbal visits floodhit areas

July 21, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday visited floodhit areas in Narowal and assured that the government will provide every possible assistance for the rehabilitation of the affected people.

He directed the local authorities to accelerate the efforts of pumping out flood waters from the paddy crops. Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid also visited villages inundated by flood in Pasroor on Sunday. He assured that the government will extend every possible assistance to flood victims. In Gujrat‚ protected embankment of Nullah Alsee has broken due to flood and inundated a number of villages.

Embankment of Nullah Dek near Nathranwali in Kamoke also breached resulting into inundation of paddy crops on hundreds of acres of land. River Indus at Tarbela‚ River Chenab at Khanki and River Kabul at Nowshera are in low flood.