ISLAMABAD: Six more people reported dead in the flood triggered by torrential rain.
According to the officials, the death toll now reaches to 92, as a result of current flash floods. According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), 591,674 people have been affected by the flood. The fatality count of 43 makes Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa as the most affected among provinces. 19 people died in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, 13 in Punjab, 12 in Balochistan 12 and five in Gilgit-Baltistan.
A senior relief work official carrying out efforts in the flood-hit areas said that women, children and elderly people are more vulnerable during natural calamities.“Whenever there is a natural calamity data is collected highlighting the affected number of women, children and elderly people so that relief efforts could be made accordingly,” said the official.
“Indeed, it is a big question mark that without having segregated data on women and children how the relief efforts are being carried out. In flood hit areas all genders and age groups have different kind of requirements,” he said.
NDMA member Ahmed Kamal said: “Several times we have requested and sent reminders to our Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) to provide segregated data. However, we have received no response.”