Flood alert as India releases 0.2 million cusecs of water into River SutlejAbdul Gh Lone 19 August 2019 0 COMMENTS
In its latest act of aggression against Pakistan, India has released up to 0.2 million cusecs of water into the River Sutlej without notifying the relevant authorities.
At least 150,000 to 200,000 cusecs of water from the Indian state of Punjab is expected to spill into Ganda Singh Wala – a village in Pakistan near Kasur located at the border – during the next 12 to 24 hours, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) warned.
India has also opened three out of five spillways of Ladakh Dam, which may lead to flooding in the nearby settlements, the NDMA added.
In view of the flood alert, the administrations of Kasur and other districts located at the bank of River Sutlej have been advised to initiate necessary measures to tackle any emergency.
Meanwhile, India has continued to resort to violations along the Line of Control. Two Pakistani civilians were martyred on Sunday in the latest bout of unprovoked firing by Indian troops along the LoC.
The Indian Army “targeted civil population with mortars and Anti Tank Guided Missiles in Hot Spring Sector along LOC,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
The Pakistan Army in retaliatory fire reportedly killed two Indian Army soldiers and injured many others.