KARACHI - The Sindh government claimed that at least 95 to 99 per cent rainwater had been drained out from 13 out of 15 Union Councils, which were badly affected during floods this year.

Sindh Information Department spokesperson claimed that during the heavy rains in September 2012, seven districts of upper Sindh were badly affected and among those Jacobabad was the worst hit.

He said that that all efforts had been taken by the department including installation of dewatering pumps in two union councils which were still in operation round the clock and 80 percent water had also been evacuated from remaining two union councils.

The spokesman hoped that 100 per cent evacuation will be completed with in 10 days.

About the work progress in Jacobabad, he admitted that no drainage net work was available in the district and due to paddy crop area the water level was high which hindered the rapid evacuation of the stagnant rain water.

He said that numbers of villages and lands in different UCs of Taluka Jacobabad had been evacuated and approximately 90 per cent villagers had returned home.

The growers of these villages were sowing Rabi Crop in different portions of their agricultural lands where rain water has been evacuated with the help of Irrigation Department.

The growers of rain affected areas will be able to harvest their crop of Kharif season 2013, the spokesman concluded.