COAS: Big dams needs to be built to avoid flood devastation

The COAS toured remote regions of inner Sindh in the Dadu district, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

COAS in Sindh:

He spent a lot of time with flood victims in relief and emergency centers and commanded the formation to provide 5,000 tents to flood victims in Dadu and the adjacent areas, according to a news release from Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

In addition, the Army Chief spoke with soldiers engaged in rescue and relief operations. Later, the COAS took to the skies to conduct airborne reconnaissance over the flood-affected districts of Dadu, Khairpur Nathan Shah, Johi, Meher, and Manchar Lake.

Lieutenant general Bajwa told the media during a press conference in Dadu that the world will provide some assistance to the flood victims and he urged the nation’s citizens to do so generously.

In addition to calling a conference of the Chief Ministers of all four regions, including the Prime Minister, he indicated preparations will be made to prevent floods.

COAS: Big dams needs to be built to avoid flood devastation

He declared, “I have travelled to all of Pakistan’s catastrophic flooding areas, such Othal, Nasirabad, Rajanpur, Swat, Larkana, Shahdadkot, Khairpur, and other places, and Dadu has experienced the biggest calamity in the nation.

Over the course of the month, the province had at least 12 dam breaks as a result of severe flooding. Allegations of misconduct have been refuted by the provincial government, which asserts that the violations are due to above-average rainfall.

Massive gouges had to be cut in the roadways close to Jamali’s village to prevent them from becoming rivers. Inflatable rubber boats have been requested by her father, who is organising rescue efforts in her hamlet, to transport rescuers as quickly as possible.

Manchar Lake and Hamal Lake are separated by 100 kilometres, but due to the natural disaster, their waters have mixed. He added that aside from this area, rescue efforts had come to an end in other regions.

The question of why more wasn’t done to safeguard towns long recognised to be at risk is being raised by survivors as Pakistan deals with some of its greatest flooding in history.

The size of the calamity, which followed a record-breaking heat wave over South Asia in May, is also increasing pressure on wealthy countries to make reparations before the UN climate summit in November.

The COAS continued by stating that Dadu’s rescue and relief efforts are currently continuing and that the state’s population, which was previously estimated to be about 500,000, has since doubled due to the floods and the fact that it is still encircled by flood.