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Pakistan Weather News
Our own Dr Wequar goes to Pakistan to help at a charity clinic. He has been developing resources to help those who are in dire need of medical care.
People carry their belongings as they move to higher grounds following fresh flood warnings in Mehar village in Dadu district, Sindh province, Pakistan on 07 September 2010. The United Nations called on 24 August for governments to provide at least 40 heavy-lift helicopters that can carry critical emergency supplies to some 800,000 Pakistanis trapped by floods.
More than 17 million people have been affected by the floods, and eight millions of them require immediate life-saving aid. Pakistan said the floods have destroyed or damaged 1.2 million homes. More than one million people are living in tents and at least five million others are in need of emergency shelter. EPA/REHAN KHAN
U.S. Department of State Pakistan Relief Fund
A Picture of Karachi
The port city of Karachi contributes largely to Pakistan’s economy. It generates 65 percent of the national revenue and reports the highest per capita income in the entire South Asia region. Karachi has the highest literacy rate in Pakistan and is known for its academic and research institutes.
Two main cities of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan are Karachi, the capital of Sind province,
and Lahore, the capital of Punjab.
Karachi, city (1998 pop. 9,269,265), is the largest city and former capital of Pakistan, SE Pakistan, located on the Arabian Sea near the Indus River delta.
Floods test defenses for Shahdadkot, Qambar. The Levees on eastern side of Shahdadkot under pressure from floodwaters. Danger if Larkana’s Akil Loop bund erodes to 60 ft of its length in SHAHDADKOT: Emergency workers placed stones and sand bags to support a system of levees protecting two southern cities from floodwaters that have devastated wide swaths of the country. These efforts may not save Qambar city as water levels keep rising. The UN is unable to keep up with the flood waters. Warnings for everyone to move to higher ground. Meanwhile, irrigation officials said the Kotri Barrage outstripped its capacity of 875,000 cusecs for the second time – after over five decades – as a flood peak of 891,450 cusecs entered the barrage.
In January 2012, patches of standing water occur east of the Indus River. The Rann of Kachchh (or Kutch), a salt marsh, holds far more water than in 2010, evidenced by deeper shades of blue. Water is, however, receding from flooded areas and shows improvement over previous months.