Pak Government Warns Millions May be Affected by Floods Again

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ISLAMABAD, May 16: About 29 million people could be affected from possible floods in 2012, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) official warned on Wednesday.

Warning all provincial governments of the possible flood-related devastation, NDMA Chairman Zafaq Iqbal said there would be more monsoon rains this year.

He said “the NDMA has asked for Rs20 billion from provincial governments to start preparations in order to avert possible flood devastations.”

The NDMA chief said the federal government has also been requested to release Rs5 billion in this regard.

Iqbal said monsoon rains are likely to begin from the mid-June. CNBC

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