AIRLINK 58.97 Increased By ▲ 0.98 (1.69%)
BOP 6.21 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-0.16%)
CNERGY 4.00 Decreased By ▼ -0.05 (-1.23%)
DFML 15.75 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (0.32%)
DGKC 68.50 Decreased By ▼ -0.05 (-0.07%)
FCCL 17.65 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-0.56%)
FFBL 26.10 Increased By ▲ 0.35 (1.36%)
FFL 9.20 Decreased By ▼ -0.11 (-1.18%)
GGL 9.93 Increased By ▲ 0.19 (1.95%)
HBL 111.70 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-0.09%)
HUBC 116.20 Increased By ▲ 1.40 (1.22%)
HUMNL 6.51 Increased By ▲ 0.07 (1.09%)
KEL 4.20 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-2.33%)
KOSM 3.71 Increased By ▲ 0.13 (3.63%)
MLCF 37.60 Increased By ▲ 0.20 (0.53%)
OGDC 117.10 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-0.09%)
PAEL 22.75 Decreased By ▼ -0.15 (-0.66%)
PIAA 11.09 Decreased By ▼ -0.26 (-2.29%)
PIBTL 6.16 Increased By ▲ 0.49 (8.64%)
PPL 104.50 Decreased By ▼ -0.75 (-0.71%)
PRL 26.65 Increased By ▲ 0.10 (0.38%)
PTC 9.67 Increased By ▲ 0.07 (0.73%)
SEARL 52.00 Decreased By ▼ -1.34 (-2.51%)
SNGP 65.25 Increased By ▲ 0.26 (0.4%)
SSGC 11.00 Increased By ▲ 0.06 (0.55%)
TELE 7.25 Increased By ▲ 0.09 (1.26%)
TPLP 11.95 Increased By ▲ 0.08 (0.67%)
TRG 76.20 Increased By ▲ 3.49 (4.8%)
UNITY 20.63 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-0.48%)
WTL 1.31 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
BR100 6,311 Increased By 25.1 (0.4%)
BR30 21,641 Increased By 55 (0.25%)
KSE100 61,802 Increased By 242.4 (0.39%)
KSE30 20,792 Increased By 73.8 (0.36%)
Pakistan

PM Shehbaz reaches Balochistan to review work on damaged infrastructure

  • Premier will take an aerial view of damaged railway bridge in Bibi Nani and the restoration work on the Panjra bridge
Published September 4, 2022

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday arrived in Balochistan where he is scheduled to visit the flood-affected Kichi area and review rehabilitation work on different infrastructure projects, Aaj News reported.

The premier will also take an aerial view of the damaged railway bridge in Bibi Nani and the restoration work on the Panjra bridge which was completely swept away by the floods.

Body takes stock of calamitous state of country

On the occasion, the relevant authorities will brief the prime minister on the losses and the rehabilitation work.

The toll from cataclysmic floods in Pakistan continued to climb on Saturday with 57 more deaths, 25 of them children, as the country grapples with a relief and rescue operation of nearly unprecedented scale.

Reports suggest that Balochistan received 436% more rain than the 30-year average this monsoon.

The province has seen widespread devastation, including a washing away of key rail and road networks as well as breakdowns in telecommunications and power infrastructure, the meeting was told.

The country has received nearly 190% more rain than the 30-year average in the quarter through August, totaling 390.7 millimetres (15.38 inches). Sindh province, with a population of 50 million, was hardest hit, getting 464% more rain than the 30-year average.

Initial estimates of the damage have been put at $10 billion, but surveys are still being conducted along with international organizations.

Comments

Comments are closed.