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Flood and Our Responsibilities

  • Date Submitted: 11/27/2010 02:00 AM
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On 21st July 2010, a devastating disaster took place which caused havoc all over Pakistan. It rained heavily which caused flood and ultimately it led to the destruction of the country. It’s still raining in many parts of Pakistan and there is no clue yet about when it’s going to end.

Initially the flood affected the eastern parts of Baluchistan which includes: Barkhan, Kohlu, Sibi, Jafferabad and Naseerabad districts. These areas of Baluchistan were badly in need of medical aid and other such facilities which were yet to be provided and the relief operations in these areas were not over yet, when the flood reached district Ranjpur, Layya and Gujranwala in Punjab and took the lives of so many people. Then it turned towards Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and Jammu & Kashmir where various towns and cities got sunken. This flood caused a lot of loss in KPK where the most affected areas are: Shangla, Swat, Minghora, Mansehra, Charsadda and Noshehra towns. The conditions of the people living in these areas have become so worse, they are still waiting for aid and relief but somehow they are not getting any sort of help yet.

In 63 years of history, Pakistan has been affected by the worst flooding so far. According to the United Nations estimate, 4 million people have been affected while 1500 people have died.

The heavy monsoon rains have grounded many helicopters trying to rescue people and provide aid which included six US choppers.
The country was not over with the mourning of such a great loss that there was an arrival of another deadliest tragedy to jolt the country. On 28th July 2010, the incessant monsoon rain caused the Air Blue plane to lose its balance, thus it crashed at about 15 kilometers from the airport, scorching a wide stretch of the Margalla Hills including a section behind Faisal Mosque, one of the most prominent landmarks of Islamabad. This plane carried 146 passengers (2 of them were US citizens) and 6 crew members. The Airblue jet’s crash was so...

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