Due to the high inflow of water from the Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK), the water levels have increased in Sutlej, Ravi and Chenab rivers. In the past few days, Indian-occupied Kashmir has witnessed heavy rainfall. This has led the authorities to issue flood warning in areas near these river banks. The areas include Sialkot, Multan, Jhang, and Chiniot. The residents have been asked to move to safer locations. Furthermore, the livestock department and Rescue 1122‘s team has been asked to deal with the flood situation.
There has been a four-fold increase in Chenab’s flow. The present height of the river has been at Marala Headworks near Sialkot to be 60,000 cusecs. After it overflowed the crops in the nearby areas have already been destroyed.
Similarly, the Mohammadwala Headworks level near Multan reached 110,000 cusecs. There is a risk that the water level will further increase. This has created fear among the people. They have started to evacuate their homes.
The Qadirabad Headworks near Chiniot is expected to release 97, 579 cusecs of water into Chenab. The flood warning has been issued to residents by the authorities. They are advised to move to safer areas.