By Our Web Reporter
LAHORE MIRROR – The Lahore District Administration has enforced Section 144 in areas along the Sutlej River, making it mandatory to evacuate all individuals from flood-affected villages.
In a statement, Commissioner Lahore Muhammad Ali Randhawa mentioned that the police have also been deployed to safeguard the evacuated villages.
He stated that among the fifteen villages, four were lacking electricity, and a significant 92 percent of the population has been successfully evacuated from nine villages.
Meanwhile, Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi conducted a visit to the flood-affected area near Kasur. He was accompanied by Commissioner Lahore, DC Kasur, DG PDMA, DG Rescue 1122, and other officials.
Attracting media personnel, he stated that over 10,000 people living in the vicinity of River Sutlej have been evacuated to higher grounds after an unprecedented flood in 35 years was reported as India continues to release water.
Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi said that the authorities concerned are monitoring the flood situation as 278,000 cusecs of water rushed near Ganda Singh Border, Kasur due to the water discharge from India.
He also appreciated the district administration, Rescue 1122, police, and irrigation teams for their efforts over the past three days, assuring that the situation will be handled.
Monitoring the River Satluj flood situation closely as 278,000 cusecs of water rush near Ganda Singh Border, Kasur because of water discharge from indian side.
Visited flood-affected areas and relief camps today. Appreciation for district Administration,Rescue 1122, Police, and… pic.twitter.com/XseySdqFXk
— Mohsin Naqvi (@MohsinnaqviC42) August 19, 2023
Taking to microblogging website X, formerly known as Twitter, Naqvi wrote: “This flood is unprecedented in 35 years, but our teams are on the ground, dedicated to securing and helping our people.”
Naqvi expressed that Section 144 has also been imposed in the area to protect people. He added that necessary resources should be used to strengthen the embankments.