KASUR Fifteen low-lying villages of Kasur have been inundated as India has released floodwater into River Sutlej at Kikar and Talwar posts and the populace has started shifting with their belongings to safer places on Thursday. According to sources concerned, though water level is 18 feet, its flow is fast and creating difficulties for the people in their migration. It is learnt that New Delhi has opened 10 gates at Ferozepur Headworks and the rising water level indicates that it is still diverting the water flow into Pakistan. The inundated areas include Mastayki, Nagar, Pattan, Basti Bangla, Kamalpura, Chahat, Phakiwind, Dhoopsari etc. Meanwhile DCO Jehanzaib Awan, DOR Shujah Bhatti and other officials reached the site and supervised the evacuation operation. Talking to the newsmen, they said floodwater would not cause any huge destruction as water was below danger level and the local government had made necessary arrangements to meet the situation. Some 750 tents are required for shelter in case of high flood. Meanwhile, 150 are available. Flood relief camps at Talwar post have already started functioning round the clock, they said. On the other hand, some villagers including Khushi Muhammad, Ijaz Ahmed and others said the administration did not make any arrangement for their shifting so they were doing it on self-help basis. SDO irrigation alleged that media was creating harassment among residents and projecting fake picture in this regard. At present, the water discharge is 27,000 cusecs and it is below the normal level. The medium flood mark is 70,000 cusec. Earlier, the administration had warned the villagers to vacate the area but they did not pay any heed.