KARACHI - Pakistan Relief Foundation chairman and PML-Q Sindh leader, Haleem Adil Sheikh on Friday warned the provincial government that forecast of medium floods by the Met Department in the province may turn into high floods if appropriate arrangement and proper surveillance at dykes would not be ensured.

Addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club, politician-turned social worker Haleem Adil said the irrigation department and provincial government had failed to provide prior information about floods in Saadi Town and its adjoining areas.

Sheikh said Sindh was facing three types of floods threat in current year. He said high flood would further bring destruction to the province as no appropriate steps had been taken by the government to move people at safer places in case of floods.

He expressed his concerns that the engineers who had been issued show-cause notices over their negligence in previous floods are still working on their posts. He said the provincial government did not strengthen the embankments of the river yet and also not taking the warning of Met Department seriously.

Shaikh further said non-serious attitude of provincial government would add further miseries in already crises-stricken people of the province.

He urged the government for announcement of compensation for the affectees of Saadi Town and adjoining areas as soon as possible, beside inquiry of the incident.

He informed that Pakistan Relief Foundation is providing relief to the flood affected people of City from the very first day.

He demanded proper surveillance of dykes and irrigation engineers should be deployed at all the sensitive points of the province.