Several main roads and streets were completely flooded as heavy rainfall once again exposed the city’s drainage system and the Sindh government’s claims regarding its rain emergency plans.
The Pakistan army, Frontier Corps have been aiding the civil administration in rescue and relief operations in the provinces.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its sincere condolences and sympathies to the Pakistani government and people and to the families of the victims, as well as its wishes for a speedy recovery to all the injured.
"We have buffaloes, cows and goats... if we leave the cattle behind they would be stolen," said Shah Mohammad, 35. Mohammad and others were scrambling to find food not just for themselves, but for their animals too.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid have directed urgent aid to Pakistan, mobilising people and businesses across the UAE, and said we’re ready to play our part.
“There is now a high risk of water-borne, deadly diseases spreading rapidly — diarrhoea, cholera, dengue, malaria,” Unicef Pakistan Representative Abdullah Fadil told a Geneva press briefing. “
During the conversation, Sheikh Abdullah affirmed the UAE's solidarity with Pakistan in facing the repercussions of floods and torrential rains witnessed by several provinces, expressing his sincere condolences over the victims.
"The scale of devastation is massive and requires an immense humanitarian response for 33m people. For this I appeal to my fellow Pakistanis, Pakistan expatriates and the international community to help Pakistan in this hour of need,” minister said.
Unless flooded farmlands can be drained, farmers like Bhanbro will not be able to plant a winter wheat crop — vital for the country's food security. "We have one month. If water is not discharged in that period, there will be no wheat."
Guterres said he hoped his visit would galvanise international help, noting Pakistan had always shown generosity towards others, hosting millions of refugees for decades from neighbouring Afghanistan at enormous cost.