Pakistan Receives Unprecedented Monsoon Rainfall 133pc Above Average: NDMA.

ISLAMABAD -- The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Friday said the country received unprecedented rainfall during the prevailing monsoon season which was 133% above average.

The prevailing abnormal monsoon rainfall pattern has surpassed the past 30-year record of rains in the season, the NDMA spokesperson in a news release said.

The rainfall ratio recorded in the federating units of the country revealed that the Balochistan province has been inundated by massive downpours and has received over 305% rains, whereas in Sindh the rainfall tendency recorded was 218% more, in Punjab more than 101%, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) 26% more rains than average, in Gilgit Baltistan (GB) 68% more rains, and in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) 9% more than average rains were recorded during the ongoing season.

The damages and deaths due to rains and floods being recorded noted 11 deaths in various incidents amid monsoon rains in the past 24 hours.

The total number of deaths due to floods and rains across the country has reached 549 while the number of injured was 628 reported across the country whereas none of the injured were in serious condition.

However, some 46,219 houses were damaged due to floods and rains whereas rescue and relief operations were underway in the flood-affected areas.

On the directives of the Prime Minister, the distribution of relief cheques of Rs 1 million per person to the flood victims was also in progress.

The NDMA also handed over relief goods to State Disaster...

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