Draining flood water will take 3-6 months, says Sindh CM

Sindh flood

Draining flood water will take 3-6 months, says Sindh CMSindh

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that it would take three to six months to drain water from the province’s flood-hit areas.

CM was back after visiting flood affected area along with Secretary General UN Antonio Guterres, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

Sindh Chief Minister shared the details of the current situation in the province and the losses incurred due to the catastrophic floods.

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Sindh is the worst-hit province due to monsoon rain and subsequent floods so far, accounting for the most deaths and injuries. Of the 1,396 fatalities countrywide, Sindh’s total 578. Injuries number 8,321 of the countrywide total of 12,728, according to the NDMA’s most recent update.

“The whole world has to come together to combat climate change,” Murad Ali Shah said, adding that United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had also called on the world to “pitch in” to help Pakistan navigate the crisis.

Shah said that around 35 million people had been displaced while “millions of acres of fertile land” had also been flooded. He added that farmers in Sindh had suffered a loss of approximately Rs3.5 billion while the livestock sector had suffered a loss of Rs50bn.

“In some areas, there is at least eight to 10 feet of flood water. Even in places where it is receding, the situation is not such that people can return,” he said.