Hollywood star Angelina Jolie on Tuesday arrived in Pakistan to support people affected by the devastating floods in the country. The "Salt" actress landed in Dadu, Pakistan, and heard from people affected directly about their needs and about steps to prevent such suffering in the future. Notably, Pakistan is flooded making life of 33 million people in the region miserable and caused heavy property damage.
Courtesy: The New Indian Express
In Pakistan’s Sindh province, the country’s largest lake Manchar, has now started to overflow, putting the lives of the residents in danger. The lake has now swelled to an area hundreds of square kilometres wide, owing to the monsoon season. The peninsulas and islands in the lake have now been swallowed up, reported CNN. The province is home to 48 million people, and efforts to lower water level are underway.
The flood situation in Pakistan’s Balochistan continues to stay grim, with the Railways services having been suspended for 10 days. However, railway authorities are likely to extend the suspension, stating that the situation will mostly remain the same even after 15 days. This has come after, owing to floods, the Naseerabad railway track was washed away and Harak railway bridge was damaged.