ISLAMABAD: The overnight heavy rains on Wednesday lashing the federal capital of the country has left Sector E11 inundated with fears of nullahs overflowing for which civilian authorities have little support.
The Islamabad deputy commissioner office has released a tweeted update earlier today noting, “Cloudburst in Islamabad has caused flooding in various areas.”
“All the teams are in the field to clear excessive water,” the office said, however, the sources in Islamabad offices have said the rescue teams have little in terms of machinery to overcome the challenges posed and dreaded by the catastrophic 330 millimetre rain owing to cloudburst.
The office said, “Machinery is working on maximum locations for clearance.”
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Army media, rescue teams of the forces have reached the areas worst affected by the submergence due to rains and streams.
The flooding situation has cropped up in Lai Nullah, Sector E11 for the rescue of which Army teams have been instated to rescue people. ISPR has said it is prepared to meet challenges posed by the calamity and the rescue and relief operations are being facilitated by the squads.