Updated on : Sunday, August 01, 2010
The recent heavy rains and floods have exposed badly the capabilities of local authorities in Pakhtunkhawa Province who have totally failed in providing relief to flood victims
Despite the advance warnings of heavy and unusual rains in monsoon season, local authorities did not make necessary arrangements to face that calamity. Flood level is higher than what was in 1929. Peoples are helpless and quite disappointed as they have almost lost their properties and lives and now seeking help from anywhere. Majority is still surrounded in floodwater and finding no way to go to safer places. No significant presence of civil administration has been noticed except loud claims and announcements in media.
Civil administration has failed in saving not only infrastructure in the province but also the lives of peoples. Poor arrangements and lack of any plan and coordination are severely criticized in media. The innocent peoples of this province are already victims of terrorism from Taliban militants. They are fighting bravely the war imposed onto them by terrorists and this catastrophe is another test of their courage. So far Pak Army is helping them but failure of civil administration is alarming and needs immediate attention of Federal government as floods are now heading to Punjab and Sindh provinces.
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