LAHORE - There is no imminent flood-like situation in any river of Punjab during the current monsoon, a senior official of Provencal Disastrous Management Authority said yesterday.

“Water flow is normal at all rivers of Punjab except at Sialkot and Narowal districts have been under medium water flow from food limit,” said Muhammad Sajjad, PDMA Director Operations and Implementation.

“We are in contact with the Wazirabad Assistant Commissioner and respective district managements to counter any situation. And the authorities have also directed the district managements to take precautionary measure but the situation seems to be normal and as a coordinating agency we keep directing the respective district management’s authority,” he told the Nation while claiming that all the rivers have been flown in normal conditions.

PDMA Director General Jawad Akram is on a tour to China along with Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and likely to rejoin the office on August 3.

The widespread rain-thunderstorm occurred in Punjab, KP, Islamabad and Gilgit-Baltistan while at isolated places in Balochistan and Sindh yesterday. Resultantly, water in Sialkot Nullah Alk, Nullah Palkhu, Nullah Dek, Kamoki and Cheni Walla Nullah flooded over in vicinities and fields and disturbed daily routine.

The flood water rammed crops and mud houses in some areas of Sialkot and Kamoki while areas including Neeka Pura, Nizampura, Pasrur Road, Gopalpur, Jodhay Wali, Raipur and Saidanwali have also been submerged in the water.

According to Met office, monsoon currents are penetrating upper and central parts of the country. A westerly wave is also affecting upper parts of the country and likely to persist during next two days.

The met office forecasted weather outlook rain-thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls are expected at scattered places in Zhob, Kalat, Nasirabad, Mirpurkhas, Sukkur, Hyderabad divisions, Punjab, KP, Islamabad, FATA, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Light rain is also expected along Sindh-Makran coast.

According to the daily gauge report and discharge data sheet from flood warning centre, all the rivers were flowing below the flood level except Shakargarh and Wazirabad where the level of water termed medium (out of danger). Water flow level at Kingra Bridge (Sialkot) water flow level was very high yesterday, while at Wazirabad it was at medium level.

Flood level at Kabul River (Nowshera) was low; Soan River (Dhokpathan) was low; Indus River at Terbela was normal; Kalabagh was low; and Chashma, Taunsa, Guddu, Shukkar and Kon were normal. The situation was normal in River Jhelum at Chatter Kalas, Kotli, Mangla, Rasul and Khusab Bridge.

Water level in Chenab River at Jammy Tavi and Akhnoor was below low flood limit. At Maral, Khanki and Qadirabad, flood level was low, while at Chiniot Bridge, Trimmu, Punjnad, the flood limit was normal.

In Ravi River at Madhpur, water was flowing below flood limit while normal at Jassar, Ravi Syphon, Shahdara, Balloki, Sidhnal.

In Sutluj River at Rupper, Harike, Ferozpur, the water flow was below low of flood limit. At Sulemanki, Islam and Syhpon, the water level was normal, while at Shakar Garh and Narowal, the water flow level was low and normal respectively.

On Thursday, Faisalabad received 37mm, Layyah 33 mm, Kot addu 26mm, Sargodha 24mm, Lahore City 17mm, Gujrat 16 mm, Multan 14 mm, Mandibahauddin 10 mm, Sialkot City 02 mm, Gujranwala 03 mm, D.G Khan 02 mm, Kasur 02 mm, Sahiwal 01, Balochistan: Khuzdar 29, Sibbi 13, Barkhan 06, Zhob 02, Kashmir: Rawalakot 16, Kotli 01, KP: D.I. Khan 07, Lower Dir 03, Peshawar, Malamjabba, Pattan, Balakot 01mm, Hunza 05, Gilgit 03mm, Skardu 02mm, Jaccobabad 03mm, Moenjodaro 01mm.