China’s projects in Pak-occupied Balochistan cause floods, heavy losses reported

floods in Pasni, , and Afghanistan
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Heavy rain wreaked havoc in Pasni city on Sunday. Water has entered various areas of Pasni, in Pak-occupied Balochistan streets, markets, and houses. There are reports of houses collapsing. Earlier in March, heavy rains did not spare Gwadar, prompting residents and organizations to hold Pakistan and Chinese projects accountable.

Infrastructural projects that Pak Army has carried along with China has led to the inundation of the city and heightening tensions among the affected population. Not only is the infrastructure in shambles but the lives of innocent Baloch community members have been uprooted entirely.

Meanwhile, across the border in Afghanistan, the toll from adverse weather conditions has been equally grim. Recent snowfall, rain, and subsequent flooding have claimed the lives of at least 33 people, with an additional 27 reported injured. Flash floods have ravaged communities, leaving 606 homes either partially or destroyed.

“According to preliminary statistics, unfortunately, thirty-three people have died and twenty-seven others have been injured due to the recent floods. Similarly, 606 homes have been either partially or destroyed,” said Janan Saiq, spokesperson for the Taliban-controlled State Ministry of Disaster Management.

Saiq further stated that the provinces of Farah, Herat, Zabul, and Kandahar suffered excessive losses.

“The majority of the casualties were in the provinces of Farah, Herat, Zabul, and Kandahar, with most victims coming from Kandahar province,” he said.

Both Pak-occupied Balochistan and Afghanistan are among the most vulnerable countries to natural disasters, including floods, earthquakes, avalanches, landslides, and droughts.

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