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Flood-affected districts in Sindh will take up to six months to drain: CM Sindh

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah said that the province’s flood-affected districts will need three to six months to drain their water.

On Sunday, while speaking to the media in Karachi, CM Sindh provided a breakdown of the current state of the province and the losses experienced as a result of the devastating floods.

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He said that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has also urged the international community to assist Pakistan in navigating the issue.

He further said, “The whole world needs to come together to battle climate change.”

Monsoon rains and ensuing floods across the nation claimed the lives of 1,396 people and wounded 12,728 others Between June 14 and September 9.

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Additionally, about 30 million people have been displaced.

According to Shah, there has been a displacement of almost 35 million people and flooding of “millions of acres of fertile land.”

He continued by saying that the cattle industry had lost Rs50 billion, while farmers in Sindh had lost about Rs3.5 billion.

The Sindh CM stated that he had brought up the matter during his meeting with the UN chief and acknowledged that the province was experiencing a scarcity of tents and medications.

Sindh is the worst-affected province with the most fatalities and injuries. Sindh accounted for 578 of the 1,396 fatalities across the nation.

According to the NDMA data, there were 12,728 injuries nationwide, with 8,321 of those being injuries.



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