ISLAMABAD-Every time government thinks about 'A Flood Protection Plan' and fortunately this time also a flood protection plan had been set up to ensure protection of all the 'katchi abadis' (slum areas) in twin cities from any kind of flooding in the upcoming monsoon season. In the absence of any comprehensive flood protection plan by the government, more then 20  'katchi abadis' along small and big nullahs in Rawalpindi may face life-threatening situation as Meteorological Office predicted more rains this year during monsoon as compared to previous years. "The problem is that the Rawal Town authorities have not enough manpower and resources after Rawalpindi was divided into two towns - Rawal and Potohar," Nazim UC-46, Malik Shakil said. Having more than 200,000 dwellers, these 'katchi abadis' are located in low-lying areas along nullahs in Pirwadahi, Bokra, Ahmadabad, Jhangi Syedan, Gora Syedan, Christian Colony, Bangash Colony near Khayaban-e-Sir Syed, Railway Colony, Dhoke Mangtal, Fuji Colony, Sabzimandi, Dhoke Ratta, Aashiana Chowk, Dhoke Juma, Girja Road, Korang, Jan Colony. "Attention should first be given to these water channels which are linked with the main Nullah Leh. Unless these Nullahs were cleaned up, no plan would serve any purpose," DilPazir Awan Nazim UC-8 said. It is a strong perception among the citizens and victims of the area that no serious efforts had been made so far to safe the lives during monsoon floods in Rawalpindi. Every year many precious lives had been lost, but still planning seemed to Monsoon based only, Tariq Aziz, a residence of Nearby Leh Nullah, told 'The Nation'. District Nazim Raja Javed Ikhlas said while talking to The Nation that however, 100 years bitter history of the flood in Rawalpindi city especially due to Leh nullah provoked many national and international firms to come up with a long-term solution of the problem and they suggested a comprehensive project later. He said that Leh expressway Project was started under that plan. Now it was the utmost obligation of successive government to continue the project. It was a public interest project so therefore efforts should be made to do not politicize the project, as local government does not have resources to fulfill the comprehensive plane without the help of federal and provincial government, he added. "CDA pledged to constitute three water ponds in Islamabad to control the heavy water flow of Margalla hills towards Rawalpindi, which caused heavy flood in Rawalpindi that already having problematic Nullahs", he deplored, while adding he said that 'Master Plan' of CDA must ensure the construction water ponds in first priority to reserve the Margalla hills water in Islamabad. He said that previous government released some funds for Leh expressway project and we have paid 22 crore to Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) for their machinery mobilisation and work on project while still 25 crore would be paid. He stressed the provincial government to take serious notice and release funds for the comprehensive project completion. Many problems would sort out when three-planed interchange will construct at Ammar chock, Mureer chock and New Katarian Bridge within four years period of time, he added. He further said that traffic problem of the busy, main Murree Road of the city also would be settled. This year again monsoon planning has been made. We have divided the Rawalpindi City into four sections to meet any emergency situation, District Nazim told TheNation. He said that each of the sections had a supervisor with 10 members of labor force.  There four emergency Relief camps would be set up at each area including, Pirwadahi, Mureer chock, Cantt area and Liaqat Bagh, Islamia School No 4, he confirmed. "We have directed WASA, TMA, WAPDA, 1122, 10 cores, Civil Defense, Health Departments and the hospitals of the city were all on high alert to meet any emergency situation" he added.  Raja Javed briefed TheNation over District Government arrangements to overcome any unexpected situation during monsoon period. He said that work at Leh Nullah cleaning, digging, and sewerage and by changing the pipelines with new high qualitative ones was going on under the 'Rawalpindi Environmental Improvement Programme'. He said that all relevant information was spreading among people living in the surroundings of around 30-kilometre Leh nullah, who could be affected severely with heavy monsoon rains. It was also announced that especially children do not swim in dangerous nullahs during monsoon. He confirmed "The provincial governments are cooperating with us and in coming days he would brief the new Chief Minister regarding the project and about the work that is going on in the problematic areas".