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.
Sindh province was the worst hit where 61 people were killed and 22 others injured, the NDMA said, adding that 59 houses were also damaged in the heavy downpour.
The Khalifa Foundation’s relief team distributed supplies including medicines, tents, blankets and baby formula to some 75,000 people in the southern regions of Sindh.
The latest floods-related fatalities were reported from the Swat region, a popular tourist destination where landslides overnight blocked a key mountain road, stranding scores of tourists who were being evacuated, said Taimur Khan.
Mohammad Nawaz said eleven bodies were recovered from the debris of mud and brick houses in the Torghar district, and rescuers were searching for the remaining victims, which included women and children. Authorities in Abbottabad said a mudslide in the suburbs also killed a couple and their child...
Addressing a press conference in Karachi the premier said the federal and Sindh governments had decided to deal with Karachi's problems "together" following negotiations.
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.