USD700 million pledged for IDPs, flood victims in Pakistan

A USD 700-million aid was today pledged by several international organisations, including the World Bank, for the more than a million internally displaced people and flood victims in Pakistan.

Pakistani Kashmiris want India border opened for flood relief

Pakistan-occupied Kashmir's Parliament on Monday called upon India to open the de facto border separating the two sides of the disputed territory to allow rescue officials to reach residents hit by devastating floods.

Pakistani Islamists use floods to turn opinion against India

Hafiz Saeed, widely considered one of South Asia`s most dangerous militants, has no doubt who is to blame for devastating floods that have submerged swathes of Pakistani countryside and claimed hundreds of lives.

Nearly 300 dead in Pakistan floods

Islamabad: Nearly 300 people have died and over two million affected due to rains and devastating floods in Pakistan, even as swelling waters continued to ravage the southern Punjab province, officials said today.

Nearly 300 dead in Pakistan floods

Islamabad: Nearly 300 people have died and over two million affected due to rains and devastating floods in Pakistan, even as swelling waters continued to ravage the southern Punjab province, officials said today.

12 killed in rescue boat tragedy in Pakistan

At least 12 people of a marriage party, including the bridegroom and two children, were killed when a rescue boat capsized near the Pakistani city of Multan, even as ravaging floods continue to wreak havoc in the country affecting over two million people, officials said on Sunday.

274 killed, over two million affected in Pakistan floods

At least 274 people have been killed and over two million affected in massive flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan, officials said on Saturday.

243 killed in Pakistan's deadliest flood

Islamabad: Nearly half a million people in Pakistan have been hit by the deadliest flood in the country's history that has claimed 243 lives, as authorities braced to save major towns along the swollen Chenab river, which has left a trail of devastation.

Flood waters submerged thousands of homes after the Chenab river rose dramatically over the weekend, rendering people homeless.

Severe damage has been caused by the Jhelum and Chenab rivers, which swelled after heavy monsoon rainfall last week.

The showers which started last week continued through the weekend in Punjab and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). The major damage has been done in Punjab.

More than 4,36,000 people have been affected in Punjab and 30,000 in PoK due to flooding.

The death toll from the devastating floods triggered by heavy monsoon rain today rose to 241, a National Disaster Management Authority official said.

The NDMA said 168 people have been killed in Punjab, 64 in PoK and 11 in Gilgit-Baltistan region.

The victims include 12 worshippers who were killed today when a two-storey mosque in a densely-populated area of Lahore collapsed.

More than 400 people have been injured in floods and rain-related incidents.

Army and civilian rescue agencies mounted relief efforts to get villagers to safety with the help of helicopters and boats.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, who visited the flood-hit areas in the province, said the floods were the "deadliest in the history of Pakistan".

Although the rains have stopped, the flood waters are likely to submerge hundreds of more villages. Pakistani authorities were bracing for worsening conditions as water level in the Chenab was rising.

The immediate attention is on Trimmu barrage in Jhang district, where Jhelum river joins Chenab.

The two rivers are carrying more than 900,000 cusec water against the maximum 700,000 cusec capacity of Trimmu.

After Jhang, the central city of Multan is also on the flood list.

Dunya TV reported that only option to save the city is to create several breeches in the embankments of the river, which will flood several more villages and hamlets.

Chenab has left a trail of devastation in Sialkot, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Sargodha and Khushabad and Jhang districts.

The Federal Flood Commission (FFC), Pakistan Indus Water Commission (PIWC), Indus River System Authority (Irsa) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) met yesterday to review coordination in rescue efforts.

160 killed in torrential rains in Pakistan

At least 160 people have been killed and 148 others injured in torrential monsoon rains in Pakistan that have wreaked havoc across the country as troops raced to evacuate people from deluged areas.

Pakistan floods: 178 killed, over 1.5 million affected

At least 178 people have been killed and more than 1.5 million affected due to floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains across Pakistan, officials said on Sunday.

Pakistan floods: 110 killed, 300,000 affected due to heavy rains

At least 110 people have been killed and 300,000 others affected due to the heavy monsoon rains and flooding in many parts of Pakistan, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said.

Floods inundate 70 villages in Pakistan, death toll at 50

Flash floods triggered by heavy rains have inundated scores of villages in Pakistan`s Punjab province, leaving thousands of people stranded.

Pakistan floods: 422 killed, over 3,000 injured

At least 422 people have been reportedly killed and over 3,000 have been injured in the floods that has affected around 5 million people in Pakistan.

52 killed, around 700,000 affected in Pak floods

Flash floods caused by heavy rains have killed at least 52 people and affected around 700,000 in Pakistan`s Baluchistan province.

Pak floods cause over $190 mn losses

Torrential rains and heavy floods in Pakistan`s Balochistan province have caused losses of Rs18 billion (over $190 million), Dawn reported.

Bus washed away in Pakistan floods; nine dead

At least nine people, including three children, were killed and several went missing when a bus carrying around 40 people was washed away by floods.

China to give $5 mn aid to Pakistani flood victims

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Liu Jian conveyed this to Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar during a meeting.

Pakistan`s flood fund collection is peanuts: Daily

The funds collected in the Pakistani Prime Minister`s fund for flood relief are just peanuts, said a daily.

UAE sends aid to flood-hit Pakistan

UN refugee agency UNHCR has appealed for USD 33.2 million to assist flood victims in Pakistan.

UN needs $357 mn to cope with Pakistan floods

Pakistan often experiences flooding from monsoon rains that lash much of South Asia from June to September.