More than 33 million people have been uprooted as the devastation caused by monsoon rains continues.
Since June, the flash Pakistan Floods Death caused by catastrophic monsoon rains about 1100 people and injured and displaced hundreds more.
The increased death toll comes a day after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif requested international assistance dealing with horrific flood damage. Over 33 million people have been forced to flee their homes.
The government has declared a state of emergency to deal with the monsoon flooding that began in June and is still wreaking devastation in Pakistan.
According to the latest overnight report from the National Disaster Management Authority, 45 individuals were killed in flood-relate accidents from Friday to Saturday. Since mid-June, 982 people have died, and 1,456 have been injuring.
Many portions of Pakistan have become unreachable, and rescuers are battling to evacuate thousands of people stranded in flood-ravaged districts. The provinces of Balochistan and Sindh have been hit the hardest.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province Floods Death
Three persons were killed in Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, as a result of landslides and Pakistan Floods, and authorities in Nowshera requested rapid evacuations due to a “very high flood” in the Kabul River.
Social media videos showed bridges, roads, and hotels plunging under the sea and people fleeing their houses. The army has been call in to assist with rescue efforts in the province.
The additional deputy commissioner of Swat claimed on Friday that the flood had damaged 130km (80 miles) of highways and destroyed 15 bridges, as well as more than 100 residences and at least 50 hotels and restaurants.
On Saturday, former Prime Minister Imran Khan came under fire for a planned rally in Jhelum, Punjab province’s northernmost district. Khan was also chastising for declining to collect flood relief contributions during his tour to flood-affect areas. Imran Khan state that he could only make a plea for funding after assessing his losses.
Khan has been holding demonstrations across the country since his removal from power in April via a constitutional vote of no confidence. He is calling for new elections and has accused the military and the West of plotting his demise.
Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar Said on Twitter
Social media users criticized the planned demonstration. Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar said on Twitter, “In terrible taste.” Thousands have been left homeless and without food. Politics can wait while the country suffers.”
Khalil Roonjha, a social activist who has led flood relief efforts with volunteers, believes Khan should set politics aside and focus on raising funding for flood relief.
“Khan is a national figure,” Ronja remarked. He should generate monies to aid people around Pakistan, not only where he reigns. For the time being, he should refrain from politicizing everything.”
Pakistan’s information minister, Mariyam Aurangzaib, claimed the whole coalition government, including the prime minister, was with flood victims.
“Imran Khan has refused to accept flood relief funds and has called for political rallies,” she said. No politician in the history of the world has acted amid a national emergency like Imran Khan. This is heartbreaking.”
Following the criticism, Asad Umar, a close adviser to Khan, tweeted: “Tomorrow, Imran Khan will organize a telethon to gather donations for flood relief efforts.” “Details will be release later today.”
According to foreign ministry spokesperson Asim Iftikhar, the UN prepare a $160 million flash appeal for donations in response to Sharif’s call for international aid. In his weekly briefing on Friday, he state that the appeal would be launche on August 30.
The UK government has announced £1.5 million in humanitarian aid for Pakistan
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