'Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera vulnerable to floods'.

CHARSADDA -- Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Mohammad Arshad Khan and Fish Sellers Association provincial president Jan Mohammad on Monday claimed that Charsadda, Swat, Nowshera, Mardan and Peshawar districts were vulnerable to flooding due to the ban on riverbed mining, closure of canals and streams, and construction of concrete embankments.

They told reporters here that the district administrations had banned the removal of sand, stones and mud from the River Swat and River Kabul, so those rivers overflowed during heavy rains damaging public life and property and crops.

The two leaders said unavailability of irrigation water was rendering vast fertile land in Charsadda, Swat, Mardan, Nowshera and Peshawar barren.

They said the recent floods ruined most of the irrigation land inflicting heavy losses on farmers and land owners.


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