PAKISTAN: ‘ Flooding and Monsoons Displace Two Million People as Humanitarian Crisis Grows ‘

#AceWorldNews – PAKISTAN (Islamabad)- September 14 – Spa Authorities were struggling 

Saturday to rescue thousands of people stranded by floods in more than 100 villages in central Pakistan, dpa quoted officials as saying.

Pakistan Floods

Several artificial breaches were created along the protective embankments of Chenab river to divert flood-water away from the historic city of Multan, civilian administrator Zahid Saleem said.

He said the threat to the city was almost over, but the diversion of water has affected 126 small villages and hamlets.

Thousands of relief workers, policemen and soldiers were working to evacuate areas and deliver relief supplies, state-run Pakistan Television reported.

The flooding began September 03 due to heavy monsoon rains.

About 280 people have been killed in the eastern province of Punjab province, Pakistan-administered Kashmir and the semi-autonomous Gilgit-Baltistan regions in the north, National Disaster Management Authority official Ahmed Kamal said.

More than 2 million people have been displaced.

The disaster agency said the flooding would continue for at least another week before the excessive water could drain out through the southern province of Sindh.

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` Escalation of Violence has been Increasing since the Cease-Fire by Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan ‘

#AceNewsServices – KARACHI April 30 – An explosion took place near a mosque in Delhi colony area of Karachi killing at least four persons,including a woman, and injuring more than 20 others, DawnNews reported.

Provincial Information Minister Sharjeel Memon talking to media persons at the blast site confirmed that four persons had died in the explosion.

He also said that three government vehicles were damaged in the attack and that these vehicles were the apparent target of the blast.

The information minister said that there had been an escalation in such incidents after the expiry of ceasefire announced by the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Five auto rickshaws, ten vehicles and scores of motor cycles were destroyed as a result of the blast whereas the windows of several nearby buildings were left shattered.
Ten kilograms of explosives were used in today’s explosion, sources in the bomb disposal unit told DawnNews.

They added that around the time of the explosion, a bus with employees of the official residence of the Sindh chief minister had left Masjid-i-Yasrab shortly after Friday prayers.

The sources said the attack was most likely aimed at the bus carrying the CM house employees, adding that the bomber who was in a rickshaw exploded before getting to its target.

Moreover, Inspector General Sindh Iqbal Mehmood said the bus with the CM employees could have been the target of the attack.

Security personnel also claimed to have taken two suspects into custody who were shifted to an undisclosed location for further questioning.

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