Upon the directives of Sheikh Khalifa and with the support of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed and the monitoring of Sheikh Mansour, Emirati field teams began rescuing 75,000 people affected by floods.
The intense heat in the Sindh capital as well as in other coastal areas of the province is being attributed to a break in the sea breeze. Streets and even main roads are mostly deserted as the heatwave is keeping the people indoors.
The monsoon rains that wreaked havoc in the country resulted in the deaths of 304 people, including 118 children and damaged 8,889 houses, according to the NDMA.
The Sindh government announced a public holiday on Monday in Karachi and Hyderabad in a bid to avert flood chaos, but low-lying areas — already drenched by weeks of heavy rain - were soon the scenes of devastation.
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.
The Pakistan army, Frontier Corps have been aiding the civil administration in rescue and relief operations in the provinces.
Shahbaz Sharif visited flood-affected areas in Balochistan, and promised in a televised speech financial support to those who have lost their homes in the floods. The fatalities raised the overall death toll from rain-related incidents to 478...
Floods caused in the Basol river after Gwadar received 100 millimetres of rain in about 20 hours, have washed away the Makran Coastal Highway which connects the area with Karachi.
Heavy rains have triggered flash floods and wreaked havoc across much of Pakistan since mid-June, leaving 903 dead and about 50,000 people homeless, the country's disaster agency said on Wednesday.
As per the latest data by the NDMA, the rains and floods had so far killed 937 people — including 34 in the last 24 hours — as a result of the monsoon rains that began in June, and left at least 30 million without shelter.