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India resorts to water terrorism, PDMA issues flood warning


PESHAWAR: It is despicable that the world’s so-called largest democracy, after failing to muzzle world opinion Kashmir has now resorted to water terrorism.

According to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, India has released water into River Sutlej and Alchi Dam, thereby increasing the chances of flood on its embankments in both Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab province.

Flood alert warnings have been issued throughout the two provinces.

Director General PDMA KP on Sunday said that India had opened the outlets of Alchi dam “without preschedule warning” which, he said could lead to a flooding situation in River Indus.

According to the PDMA Punjab, flood water between the range of 125,000 and 175,000 cusecs is expected to reach Ganda Singh Wala today.

A dispatch has been issued to the relevant agencies asking them to ensure that all protective measures are taken.