The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has imposed an emergency in the district of Swat as floods continue to wreak havoc on the district’s infrastructure.
The development comes after raging floods swept away Swat’s newly constructed, Honey Moon Hotel, including four mosques and bridges.
Iconic New Honeymoon Hotel in Kalam completely destroyed due to rains and flash floods. Unprecedented rains caused havoc across the country with Balochistan, Sindh and South Punjab worst affected. pic.twitter.com/nOPtw7mEaG
— Azhar Abbas (@AzharAbbas3) August 26, 2022
KP’s Relief, Rehabilitation, and Settlement Department (RSSD) has also issued a notification in this regard. As per the notification, the emergency will remain in effect until 30 August so that the authorities can carry out their relief operations.
وزیر اعلیٰ خیبر پختونخوا کی خصوصی ہدایت پر سوات میں ایمرجنسی نافذ
محکمہ ریلیف نے ایمرجنسی کے نفاذ کا باقاعدہ اعلامیہ جاری کر دیا
— Information Department KP (@infokpgovt) August 26, 2022
According to details, provincial authorities are in for an uphill climb while rescuing affected families at hill stations in Swat, Dir, and Chitral.
Moreover, Chief Minister (CM) KP, Mahmood Khan, has issued directives to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) for timely relief operations and providing grocery, cooked food, and other commodities to the flood victims.
The district administration claims that bridges in Matta, Sukhra, and Lalko have been destroyed. In addition, several hotels and restaurants at Mingora Bypass have been overwhelmed with water, while Mingora Bypass Road has been closed for traffic as well.
Meanwhile, the National Highway Authority (NHA) has urged tourists and locals to avoid needless travel.