Water overflowing from Dek channel has inundated over 70 villages in the Pasrur and Zafarwal Tehsil of Sialkot district in Punjab, located 80 kilometres away from Lahore.
Water level in the flood-affected villages has been learnt to be about four to five feet high. According to irrigation officials, agricultural land on hundreds of acres has also been inundated in Pasrur and Zafarwal areas.
Floodwater has also cut off land links between various areas. Hundreds of people from Punjab's flood-hit areas staged protests in Sambrial Tehsil as the government machinery is yet to initiate efforts to rescue the stranded people.
In other provinces, thousands of people living in low lying areas have also been affected by the heavy rains. The navy has been called in to rescue those who are stranded in Karachi's low-lying areas.


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