ZHOB - Heavy rain accompanied by strong winds played havoc in parts of Zhob city and adjacent areas. In Ganj Mohalla, Kharotabad, Islamyar, Mandokhailabad and other areas, houses were destroyed while a part of government high school in Killi Appozai also damaged.

Floodwater entered houses damaging household items and other valuables. Standing crops, fruit orchards and vegetables in rural areas also suffered heavy losses. The rainwater also flowed on roads as drains remained choked in low-lying areas. A government-run high school Wadh Sheikhan was under knee-deep water denying students access to the school. Deputy Commissioner Nazar Muhammad Khetran, Municipal Committee Chairman Abdul Saleem Mandokhail, Deputy Chairman Haji Naseeb Nasar and other officials visited the rain-hit areas and assured relief assistance to the affectees.

Appozai, Dairy Form, Preacher masque, S New Abadi, Saeedabad, Ganj Mohalla, Babu Mohalla and other areas suffered severe damages. Interacting with the affectees, the Deputy Commissioner inquired about the prevailing situation and assured them of all required help in their hour of trial by the local administration.“The government would make all out efforts to help the flood affectees.”

The affectees have demanded the Provincial Disaster Management Authority to declare the area flood-hit and announce financial assistance for them.

On its part, the PDMA distributed relief goods and food items among the rain affectees in district Zhob. According to Radio Pakistan, the relief goods included tents, blankets, oil, sugar and other food items.