Pakistan’s government has declared a national emergency as the death toll rises and the damage continues to mount.

A national emergency was officially declared on Thursday. The country’s media Dawn reported this information in an online report.

9 lakh 37 thousand 30 million people have been forced to live without shelter due to the terrible floods in Pakistan.

So far 937 people have been killed in the floods. 343 children are also among them.

According to the country’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), 306 people have died due to floods since last June 14 in Sindh province till today (Friday). 234 people were killed in Balochistan, 185 in Khyber and 165 in Punjab province. And 37 people have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir. At the same time, one person was killed in Islamabad.

72 billion rupees are required to overcome the damage due to floods. The government has requested help from various international organizations and donor countries.

(26 Aug)